FCA Annual Day Of Champions To Be Held May 16

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Chattanooga FCA to Host Annual Day of Champions Sunday, May 16 The Greater Chattanooga Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its annual Day of Champions event Sunday, May 16 at 3 PM at Ridgedale Baptist Church. At this event, the ministry will announce several award winners, most notably the 2021 FCA Christian Athlete of the Year.

Since 1965, the local FCA chapter has chosen a senior athlete nominated by their local school’s FCA sponsor for this award based on their character, leadership, and involvement with FCA. The winner will receive a college scholarship from the Gerald Sinkfield Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mr. Sinkfield was a prominent high school and college athlete who loved the FCA ministry and served on the Chattanooga FCA board for many years.

Mr. Sinkfield passed away in 2020 after a long battle with leukemia. Other awards to be presented include the Gerry Stephens Influence Award, the Legacy Builder Coaches Award, the Jim Sattler Leadership Award, Church Partner of the Year Award and the Judy Fowler Leadership Award will be given to the top Middle School FCA Leader.

For additional information, contact FCA Director Jay Fowler at 423 309-425.

Candidates for 2021 FCA Christian Athlete of the Year:

Frances Brantley- Baylor        John David Reynolds- East Hamilton   Ethan Warrior- McCallie 
Nate Varner- Rhea County     Olivia Rector- Soddy Daisy                   Tyliyah Ward- Brainerd 
Frida Jacobo- East Ridge       Allie Manning- Ooltewah                       Edie Hanson- Signal Mountain
Abbi Cartwright- Whitwell       Carmen Crabtree- Central                     Sydney Morris- GPS 
Bailee Phillips- Red Bank       Ana Vareen- Silverdale Baptist

Candidate Bios:

FCA- President, Volleyball, National Honor Society, Student Leadership Board, Civics Scholar, Global Scholar, Red Circle, Baylor Multicultural Association- Co- Founder, Wyldlife Leader, Tutor at Westside, Women’s Shelter Cleanup Summer Trip, Tornado Cleanup 2020, VBS Leader, Youth Worship Speaker, attends Rock Spring United Methodist

Future Plans: College Undecided (International Relations and Chinese

Brainerd High School – TYLIYAH WARD
FCA, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, National Honor Society, Ladies First, Youth Summit Program, volunteer at Brainerd Center and Boys and Girls Club

Future Plans: Middle Tennessee State University (Nursing)

Central High School – CARMEN CRABTREE
FCA, Volleyball, Softball, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Yearbook, volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, severalmission trips, Youth Group Leader, VBS teacher, childcare worker, attends Bayside Baptist Church

Future Plans: Chattanooga State Community College (Radiologic Technology)

East Hamilton High School – JOHN DAVID REYNOLDS
FCA, Football, Honor Roll, Young Life, Tornado Cleanup 2020, volunteer at Food Bank, Widows for Christ lawn mowing, youth group, VBS Volunteer, attends Clear Creek Church of Christ

Future Plans: Harding University (Business)

East Ridge High School – FRIDA JACOBO 
FCA, Soccer- Captain, AA District 8 All-District Player, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Government- Vice-President, Superintendent Student Advisory Council, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, coordinated Blood Drive at East Ridge HS, read to East Ridge Elementary with Junior Achievement, volunteer at Salvation Army and East Lake Elementary Food Drive, Choir, Youth Group, attends Iglesia Evangelica “Alpha y Omega”

Future Plans: College Undecided (Business)

Girls Preparatory School – SYDNEY MORRIS
FCA, Soccer- Captain, Track, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Senior Council, GPS Ambassadors, Laura Holt Outstanding Athlete Award, All-State, All-Region, and All-South recognition, Chattanooga FC soccer team- Captain, Best of Preps Award: Outstanding Achievement in Girls’ Soccer, Wyldlife Leader, Volunteer for Ronald McDonald Festival, Food Bank and Reach One Teach One, Nursery Volunteer, attends Calvary

Future Plans: Auburn University (Engineering)

FCA, Football, Lacrosse Manager, National Honor Society, McCallie Student Council Head of Community Service, McCallie African American Alliance President, Keo Kio Senior Leadership Fraternity, McCallie Student Vestry Service Leader, McCallie Men’s Chorus, volunteer for Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Widows Harvest, organized a coat drive at McCallie, helped to serve Christmas needs at Westside Elementary, Habitat for Humanity travel to Krakow, Poland, Youth Group Leader, attends Renaissance Church of Christ

Future Plans: Tulane University (Business and Political Science)

Ooltewah High School – ALLIE MANNING 
FCA, Volleyball- Co-Captain, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Diamond Darlings, Yearbook, Prom Committee, Teacher
Aide for Special Needs class, Tornado Cleanup 2020, read at East Brainerd Elementary for Read Across America Day, volunteer for Ooltewah Middle Volleyball team and Christmas parties at Brown Academy, VBS helper, Nursery volunteer, Babysitter for small groups through Silverdale, attends Silverdale Baptist

Future Plans: Middle Tennessee State University (Sports Management)

Red Bank High School- BAILEE PHILLIPS 
FCA, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling Team Manager, Basketball Team Manager, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Principal Advisory Council, Student Council, Vica Club, JROTC Sponsor, Homecoming Court and Miss Red Bank Court, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, volunteer for Share Your Christmas, Salvation Army, WRCB’s Children Fair, Santa Train (Forgotten Child Fund) Special Olympics Track Meets, attends City Church of Chattanooga

Future Plans: Cleveland State Community College (Early Childhood Education)

Rhea County High School – NATE VARNER 
FCA- Co-President, Soccer- Captain, National Honor Society, Top 10 Rhea County Academic Champions, ACT 21+ Club,
Attendance Office Volunteer, Mission Trips to Selma and Eutaw, AL, Frazier Park cleanup, Sunday School Teacher, CentriKid Camp Leader, youth group, attends New Union Baptist Church

Future Plans: University of Tennessee (Mechanical Engineering)

Signal Mountain High School – EDIE HANSEN
FCA, Volleyball- Captain, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Leo Club, volunteer at Signal Mountain Clothes House,
Disciple Group (D-group), Program Youth Team Leader, attends Signal Mountain Presbyterian

Future Plans: University of Tennessee (Engineering)

Silverdale Baptist Academy – ANA VEREEN
FCA, Volleyball, National Junior Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, President of Class Officers, Chick-Fil-A
Leadership Academy, Head of School/Honor Roll, tutor elementary students, help coach younger volleyball players, prayer
buddies with a fellow believer in India, youth group, college ministry, attends Brainerd Baptist

Future Plans: Covenant College (Elementary Education, Minor- Children’s Ministry)

Soddy Daisy High School – OLIVIA RECTOR
FCA, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse Manager, Basketball Manager, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student
Body Co-President, SGA Member, Basketball Coach’s Award, volunteer at Soddy Daisy Food Bank, Special Olympics, Adopt-a-Family, Project Thanksgiving, TSSAA Wresting Tournament, read to student for Read Across America, Nursery Volunteer, Youth Worship Leader, Student Leadership University, Praise and Worship Team, Camp 5280 Counselor, attends Mile Straight Baptist Church

Future Plans: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Accounting)

Whitwell High School – ABBI CARTWRIGHT
FCA, Soccer, Basketball, Beta Club, Holocaust Memorial Club, Student Body President, deliver meals to senior citizens,
volunteer at local City Hall and National Cornbread Festival, Youth Group Leader, Preschool Sunday School Teacher,
attends Whitwell First Baptist

Future Plans: College of the Ozarks (Agricultural/Missions)


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