In the year of 2023, there were many memorable moments that we will never forget. To wrap up this great year, we decided to make a timeline of 2023s best monthly moments as we soar into 2024!
1. Colors Day Pep Rally | For the first time ever, Student Council planned a week-long line-up of dress-up days and chapel games leading up to our inaugural Colors Day on Friday, Jan. 13. Student voted for class maids, who were presented at the Colors Day Pep Rally and honored before the varsity basketball games that evening.
2. Boys Basketball finished their season as Conference Champions! On Feb. 17, they played Baptist Prep in the finals of the district tournament and won 57-55.
3. Our school’s first career day March 3 brough alumni and various industries to campus for an afternoon packed with information. Students in 9th-12th grades could choose from 18 different fields and learn from professionals in fields like engineering, finance, health sciences, design, law enforcement, and much more.
4. The Drama Department presented “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” March 10-12. April
5. The Friday of April 28th 2023 was a day no one thought we were going to have. When the administration told us we knew it was going to be a great FUN friday. We played games from spikeball in the atrium to ultimate frisbee down on the football field. Then we ended the fun friday as we watched the seniors and faculty have a silly string fight down on the field.
6. After a three-year break, CAC hosted a student-favorite event on campus on April 13. Access Gators is an event that brings students from the Access school in Little Rock to campus for a day of track and field activities. Students had a great time dressing out in Access colors (green and purple) and cheering for students from the stands and the field. May
7. During the month of May we had many people make State for Track and Field. A relay team in particular ended up placing FIRST in the 4×4 relay. Kate Tuxorn, Corina Teigen, Jaydyn Smith, and Addison Barham made their way to the top track meet in the State of Arkansas and competed.
8. Lady Mustang Soccer competed in the finals of the State Tournament on May 19. Though they fell to Episcopal, they had a remarkable season and postseason run. June
9. In the month of June we started our first day of Fastangs. Led by the Coach Bristo, Fastangs is a CAC summer workout for all sports. From football to even bowling, all people can participate. July
13. We began school on Aug.16! The theme the Student Council selected was royalty.
14. Dr. Stewart took on a new role in our school as school president on July 1, 2023.On the second day of school, Aug. 17, we all gathered together to celebrate and crown our third president in CAC’s history through a very special coronation ceremony in the chapel. Dr. Andrew Stewart was unaware of this ceremony but said he was truly honored to accept his new role. He expressed excitement for many things during the upcoming school year. September
15. CAC hosted it’s annual talent show with a talented line-up of student performers Sept. 26
16. CAC celebrated 52 years! Classes first began in 1971, and it all began at the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ with 156 students. October
17. Our first ever outdoor chapel was held on our bleachers outside. This chapel was led by Coach Cruce.
18. On Oct. 4, our president, Dr. Stewart, hosted a boys only lunch called Lessons with Lads where they learned how to tie a tie. Lessons with Lasses was held Nov. 17 for girls, and they learned basic car maintenance. November
19. On Nov. 3 our football team defeated Lamar 53-0 earning them the title of Conference Champions!
20. On Nov. 5, our choir was able to perform at a very popular conference called the Agape conference. This conference was at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ and was conducted by Dr. Harper. The songs that were sung were Bon se Aba and In this Very Room. December
21. For the second year in a row we decided to bring back the 12 days of christmas. A new addition to the 12 days of Christmas is Whoville and Winter Wonderland. For Whoville people wore Grinch shirts and did crazy hair day. For Winter Wonderland everyone wore blue.
22. The Fall play this year was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe performed Dec. 1-3 and directed by Mrs. Morton.
23. In our annual dodgeball tournament Dec. 13, many teams battled and competed. The team who came out with the victory was the Zesty Zappers for high school and Arkansas Elite for middle school.