Peoples Baptist Academy will provide leadership in the development, supervision and conduct of interscholastic activities, which enrich the educational experiences of high school students. The academy is committed to the ideals that will provide equitable participation opportunities and positive recognition to students, while working cooperatively within the guidelines of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS).
The main purpose for the fine arts program is to glorify God. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31). It requires the utmost discipline and delivery and is in keeping with admonition given in the Word of God. ”Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
Throughout life, each individual has many opportunities to speak, sing, play, work, design, and create--for the purpose of honoring God. Teachers are privileged to share their own gifts in helping young people to develop theirs. It is "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ . . . ." It is an opportunity for young people to do as Jesus did as a young man. Luke 2:52 says that Jesus " . . . increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man."
LEVELS OF COMPETITION
PBA offers competition on three levels:
Junior High—Grades 7-9
Senior High—Grades 10-12
Please note: Grade 3 may compete in a limited number of events with approval. Grade 9 may compete on the senior high level with administrative approval, but this move requires that the entire grade be involved completely in senior high competition. Grades 9-12 are eligible for the American Association of Christian Schools National Competition, held each year at Bob Jones University.
It is mandatory that a student be regularly enrolled in the school he represents in competition.
CHOICES OF COMPETITION
The following is a list of areas in which students may compete, and each student in Grades 7-12 are asked to choose two:
Bible: Bible Testing, Bible Teaching, Bible Memory, Bible Preaching
Music: Vocal Solo, Piano Solo, Instrumental Solo, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble, Choir, Orchestra/Band, Piano Duet, Percussion Solo, Organ Solo, Sacred Piano/Organ Duet, Handchimes Choir, Handchimes Ensemble
Art: Calligraphy, Monochromatic Drawing, Polychromatic Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Crafts, Printmaking, Woodworking, Still Life Photography, People/Animal Photography, Landscape/Architecture Photography, Digital Media, Mixed Media
Speech: Dramatic Interpretation, Poetry, Religious Reading, Declamation, Humorous Interpretation, Oral Interpretation of Scripture, Debate, Original Persuasive Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duet Acting, Reader’s Theatre, Choric Speaking
Senior High Academic Testing: English, Algebra/Geometry, Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History/Geography, U.S. History/Geography, Poetry Writing, Essay Writing, Music Theory, Accounting, Home Economics, Political Science/Economics, Spelling Bee, Spanish
Junior High Academic Testing: English, History/Geography, Mathematics, Science, Poetry Writing, Essay Writing, Spelling Bee, Science Fair
DATES OF COMPETITION
State competition dates are published each year on the Georgia Association of Christian Schools website. National competition is set by the American Association of Christian Schools and posted on their website.
Some faculty members are chosen as advisors to students in regard to fine arts. These faculty members have an understanding of what must be accomplished in their area of expertise and are familiar with the GACS guidelines to be able to instruct students.
Fine Arts Directors Trish McCoy/Mark Bookout
Bible Categories: Nathan Rickner
Music Categories: Mark Bookout
Art Categories: Melissa Roper
Speech Categories: Glory Clapp
Academic Testing: Monica McCoy
Science Fair: Robert Vaughn
These advisors also play a key role in assisting elementary students for their fine arts competition as well.