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The First Baptist Academy Drama Department staged their production of Pride and Prejudice this Spring in the Worship Center of Houston's First Baptist Church. For all in attendance, it was truly a magnificent performance. Students spent nearly 100 hours after school and on some Saturdays in rehearsal and their dedication shone through from the opening curtain to their final bow. The drama department is proud to honor eighth graders Eliza Pillsbury, Connor Riggsby, and Chloe Williamson, each of whom took their final bows at FBA on Friday, March 27.
Influential world figures studied by sixth grade students throughout the year, beginning with the ancient Mesopotamians and ending with the twentieth century, were brought to life through their presentations at the Sixth Grade Wax Museum this March. The timeline has 15 unique stations that represent significant periods in our world's history. Groups of sixth graders, dressed as notable persons who made a significant impact on our world during that time period, will great you at each station. Each sixth grader has prepared a short speech about their chosen person. Their group will also display a video and a timeline that further represents their specific time period. Be prepared to meet Hammurabi, Ramses, Alexander the Great, Queen Elizabeth and even Anne Frank! It will be an educational and entertaining tour. Student, Parent & Staff Tours Fellowship Hall at Houston's First 9:00 – 10:00 AM; 10:20 AM – Noon; 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Students, faculty, staff and parents are invited to participate in a Walk for Water - a key part of Warrior Day to be held on May 1 - raising money and awareness for Living Water International. After the walk, students will compete in Field Day activities. It will be a great family event, focused on serving others! Last year, the FBA family raised over $33,000 for the Thirsty, resulting in 10 wells being fully funded.
Attention all FBA Volleyball Enthusiasts: Sports Prep USA and Houston's First Baptist Church are each offering some Spring Instructional & Developmental League opportunities for girls in the Houston area.
In early February, eleven FBA alumni took part in Houston Christian High School Fine Arts' musical, Broadway's Pippin. FBA's own Mr. Cherry came out to the matinee in support of his former theater students. Of these eleven, nine FBA alumni graced FBA's stage under the direction of Mr. Cherry beginning in 2009. A big thanks to Mr. Cherry for opening the gift of theater to many of these kids, as they continue to shine on stage and behind the scenes at HCHS. The FBA Class of 2011, now all seniors, were honored for Mr. Cherry to see their final bow on stage.