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Macon East Cheerleaders Attend UCA Camp

The varsity and junior varsity cheer squads from Macon East Academy enjoyed a great week at UCA cheer camp.  Cheerleaders from all AISA (Alabama Independent School Association) schools convened at Troy University for a week full of instruction and competition.  The varsity squad brought home trophies in the dance, sideline and cheer categories, while the JV squad received honors for dance and cheer.  Six Macon East cheerleaders were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders and given the opportunity to cheer in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade or London’s New Year’s Day Parade.  UCA All-Americans are: Georgia Blaze, Kayla Boroff, Taylor Anne Surles, and Mary Hunter Wright (varsity); Abby Wilson and Ryann Moseley (junior varsity).  Seniors, Kayla Boroff and Taylor Anne Surles were selected as AISA All-Star Cheerleaders and will cheer at the AISA senior all-star football and basketball games in Montgomery.  Under the leadership of first-year cheer coach, Kindall Bishop, the team had an outstanding summer of workouts and camp in preparation for the 2019-2020 season.

By |2019-08-27T21:19:26+00:00June 30th, 2019|Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award Banquet

Seniors, Connor Higbe and Madisyn Kennedy represented Macon East Academy at the 60th annual Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award ceremony at Frazer United Methodist Church on April 30.  Since 1959, the objective of the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award program has been to recognize Christian leadership in athletics and to encourage and inspire others to emulate the man whose memory is perpetuated by this award. The current status of the Hitchcock Award is stronger than ever before and is held in high status in the Montgomery area. Each year coaches nominate senior athletes who have displayed the most outstanding qualities of Christian leadership in athletics and possesses the following qualities: strong character, dependability, 100% effort, team leadership, church leadership, school leadership, and scholastic leadership. Freshman students who exhibit these same qualities are also invited to attend the annual banquet and be recognized.  This year, Ali Churchwell and Luke Noffsinger represented Macon East Academy as freshman certificate recipients.  Connor and Madisyn were both honored to be part of a prestigious group of Hitchcock nominees as their full resume of athletic, academic and volunteer accomplishments were shared with the auditorium full of parents, coaches, Hitchcock committee members and special guests.

Macon East Cheerleaders Attend UCA Camp

Macon East’s JV and Varsity cheer squads attended UCA’s cheerleading camp for AISA schools the week of July 9-12.  The annual camp held at Huntingdon College is always an exciting week of learning new material and stunts for the upcoming season as well as evaluations from the staff and end of the week competitions.  Three Macon East seniors (Annslee Gourlay, Hannah Paik, and Sarah Krasnowiecki) were selected as AISA All-Stars and will represent their squad at the all-star football and basketball games. Anne Auston Wright and Abby Wilson received UCA’s coveted “Pin It Forward” honors from the camp staff for their leadership, spirit, and motivation.  Four Macon East Varsity cheerleaders (Kayla Boroff, Spencer Lindemood, Hannah Paik, and Taylor Anne Surles) were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders and will have the opportunity to participate in the New Year’s Day Parade in London.  Throughout the Monday through Thursday camp, the squads learned a variety of cheers, chants, and sideline dances to take back to school and cheer on the Knights in the 2018-2019 season.  The Junior Varsity squad received blue superior ribbons all week and a trophy for Outstanding Large Squad.  Macon East’s Varsity excelled in Thursday’s final competitions bringing home 1st place in Cheer, 2nd place in Sideline Chant, 2nd place in Band Dance, and the Camp Champs Runner-up trophy for medium squads.  Under the leadership of Katie Miller and Kathy Loomis, the squads are looking forward to an outstanding year.

By |2018-09-12T17:36:48+00:00August 6th, 2018|Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

2018 Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Banquet

The 2018 Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award banquet was held May 3 at Frazer United Methodist Church.  The objectives of the program are to recognize Christian leadership in athletics and to encourage and inspire others to emulate the man whose memory is perpetuated by this award. Since 1959, the Hitchcock Award has grown stronger each year in expressing the true Christian principles of the YMCA.  The qualities of a Hitchcock nominee are strong personal character, dependability, 100% effort, team leadership, church leadership, school activities leadership, and scholastic leadership.  Each Montgomery area school nominates senior athletes who possess these qualities.  From this group of outstanding athletes, one female and one male are chosen to receive the coveted Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award.

This year’s nominees representing Macon East Academy were Logan Goree and Madison McKee.  Logan is a three sport athlete who has lettered in football, basketball, and soccer.  He was a member of both Macon East AISA AA state basketball championship teams.  He also participated on the AISA All-Star team in both football and basketball.  Madison is a two sport athlete at Macon East lettering in volleyball and softball.  She helped lead this years team to recapture the AISA AA state title and will continue her softball career at Faulkner University.

Each year select freshmen are also recognized for their outstanding qualities in athletics, the classroom and community, as well as their potential to be future Hitchcock award nominees.  Georgia Blaze and Tanner Moore were selected as Macon East’s freshman certificate winners for 2018.  Georgia is a Knights cheerleader and plays volleyball, basketball, and softball.  Tanner participates in football, basketball, baseball, and the fishing team.

 

 

2018-2019 Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the Macon East Academy JV and Varsity Cheerleaders for the 2018-2019 school year:

Junior Varsity: Kaiden Byrom, Ali Churchwell, Hendley Culpepper, Austin Gorman, Hannah Kate Hodges, Emma Krasnowiecki, Brantley Main, Kaiden Merritt, Ryan Mosley, Jaden Rossell, Jordan Rossell, Kacy Rutland, and Abby Wilson

Varsity: Georgia Blaze, Kayla Boroff, Nia Kate Bray, Annslie Gourlay, Sarah Krasnowiecki, Spencer Lindemood, Caitlin Martin, Breann Morrison, Hannah Paik, Taylor Anne Surles, Mary Hunter Wright, and Anne Auston Wright

By |2018-05-02T17:31:39+00:00April 18th, 2018|Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

Macon East Cheerleaders Attend UCA Camp

The Macon East Academy Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads attended the AISA East UCA cheer camp the week of July 10-13 at Huntingdon College.  The week began with home pom competition where the squads performed a routine they had perfected throughout summer practice.  Both squads worked tirelessly during the week learning new cheers, chants, and sideline dances.  Ten MEA cheerleaders were selected as UCA All-Americans and will have the opportunity to participate in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade or the London New Year’s Day Parade.  Kayla Boroff, Isabella Fagan, Annslie Gourlay, Spencer Lindemood, Caitlin Martin, Taylor Anne Surles, Anne Auston Wright (Varsity), Georgia Blaze, Breann Morrison, and Mary Hunter Wright (JV) were honored as All-Americans.  On Thursday, the gym was filled to capacity for the final competitions of camp and awards ceremony.  Macon East Varsity received 1st place for the Xtreme Routine, 3rd for Home Pom, and 3rd for Sideline Cheer.  The JV squad was awarded 2nd place in Xtreme Routine.  UCA Pin It Forward recipients were Georgia Blaze, Spencer Lindemood, and Mary Hunter Wright.  The Pin It Forward Award is given to cheerleaders who show outstanding leadership, communication, and maturity at camp. These cheerleaders go above and beyond to help their team.  In turn, these girls had the opportunity to award this honor to cheerleaders from other schools the next day.  The Macon East cheer squads, under the leadership of coach Erica Hammonds, had an outstanding week at UCA camp and are looking forward to a great season leading the Knights.

By |2017-08-22T21:02:40+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

Jimmy Hitchcock Award Nominees

Seth Meadows and Alex Wyrosdick were honored to represent Macon East Academy this year as nominees for the prestigious Jimmy Hitchcock Award.  Since 1959, the YMCA of Greater Montgomery has recognized Christian leadership in athletics through the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award.  The banquet, held each year at Frazer United Methodist Church, honors area seniors nominated by their school who possess the qualities of strong personal character, dependability, effort, team and church leadership, school leadership, and academic excellence.  Alex and Seth both stand out among their peers at Macon East as outstanding students in the classroom as well as leaders in their sport, church, and community.  The YMCA also acknowledges high school freshman who possess these same qualities and aspire to one day be Hitchcock nominees.  This year’s freshman certificate recipients from Macon East were Emily Claire Lott and Jake Wyrosdick.

 

By |2017-05-16T18:22:09+00:00May 5th, 2017|Baseball, Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

AISA All-Star Basketball

Following an amazing basketball season for both varsity basketball teams, Macon East was honored to have four athletes selected to play in the AISA All-Star games.  MEA all-star, Sommer Sears and the Lady Knights took their season to the final four losing to Pickens Academy in the semi-finals game.  The class AA state champion Knights had three representatives on the East all-star team: Artavious Billups, Slate Garmany, and Christian Lewis.  The East squad defeated the West with ease in both games with scores of 91-69 for the girls and 120-92 for the boys.  It was exciting to see these seniors in action one last time and cheering them on from the sidelines were Macon East’s AISA all-star cheerleaders: Rebecca Chapman, Rai Pritchett, and Alex Wyrosdick.

 

By |2017-04-26T17:21:25+00:00February 21st, 2017|Basketball, Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

AISA All-Stars

Four Macon East students were honored to participate in the 2016 AISA All-Star Football game held December 2 at Cramton Bowl.  Connor Davis played defense for the East team forcing a fumble early in the first half of the game.  Rebecca Chapman, Rai Pritchett, and Alex Wyrosdick cheered Connor and the rest of the East team on from the sidelines as part of the all-star cheerleading squad.  These seniors were selected as all-star cheerleaders during tryouts at UCA’s AISA cheerleading camp this summer at Huntingdon College.  The participants enjoyed a few days of practice with their fellow AISA teammates and were honored at a luncheon prior to the game.  The East team battled back in the 2nd half of the football game but fell to the West team 33-30.

By |2017-03-07T20:52:57+00:00December 14th, 2016|Cheerleading, Football, News and Events|0 Comments

Jingle Bell Run

The Macon East boys basketball teams  and cheerleading squads participated in the Montgomery area Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run at Huntingdon College.  Together their two teams raised over $2,300 to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  Several Macon East parents also joined in running the 5K.  Macon East coach Lincoln Glass encouraged these students to participate in this great event as his wife, Lendria, serves as the local director for the Arthritis Foundation.  Overall the participants dressed in festive holiday attire raised over $107,000 in the annual event.

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By |2017-03-07T20:52:57+00:00December 5th, 2016|Basketball, Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments