Spring 2020 Connections
Spring 2020 Connections
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. - John 1:5
Update Information
This year NCS had its first induction into the  Athletic Hall of Fame. We celebrated honorees from the 1970's and 1980's. The football and wrestling athletes were celebrated at homecoming. Basketball, baseball, softball and track athletes were recognized at a basketball game on January 28th. We are so proud of our Eagles!! 
1977 Tim Wheeler
1978 Charlie Gilbert, Bob Allen, Dennis Wilson
1979 Charlie Babb, Kevin Dye, Battle Page,Mike Campbell,Eric Givens
1980 Pam Crabtree Hodge, Jamey McAlister, Mindy Campbell Odom, Everett Finch,Jimmy Hollingsworth,Randy Sharber
1981 Robert Elkins, Kristi Dison Thompson, Sonny Boyce, Kevin LeGate, Stacy Wiggins, Doug McGrady, Beth Gale Besch
1982 Al Bates, Steve Foster, Steve Slater, Tammy Goforth
1983 Mark Felker, Gary Cox, Greg Shelton, Mike Arrington, Jon Overbay, Andy Lane
1984 Jason West, Cindy Moore Maddox, Scot Pyrdum, Ray West, Jamey Durham, Bart Mangrum, Libby Kimery Crow, David Richardson
1985 Lee Rutledge, Lane Rutledge, Brian Nelson, Mike Linn, Jeff Thomas, Pam Davidson,Bill Toungette, Alan Groves, David Potter
1986 Jason Overbay, Todd Goodman, Noelle Wiggins Tolle, Jamie Phillips Burroughs, Tom Burroughs, Troy Breeden, Julie Taylor, Cynthia Gale, Dale Mitchell
1987 Ken Jenkins, Bo Moore, David Bruce, Erik Felker, John Harris, Shane Gatlin
1988 Heidi Oakley Dole, Stephen Hay, Crystal Phillips Laake, Mike Marlin
1989 Jason Marlin, Michael Travis, Todd Raines, Darrell Hemby, Danny Richardson, Todd Sands, David Sutton, Craig Stivers, Casey Thompson, Chris Kemp

The class of 2020 is seeing graduation in a different way. To honor their accomplishments, they were celebrated every day the week of April 20th-24th.

Monday - A sign was put in their yard.   
Tuesday - They received a blue and white cord to wear at graduation along with a note from Mrs. Shelton explaining the significance of the cord. The color is a symbol of perseverance.
Wednesday -  They received a cap and gown class photo with a precious message from our 11th and 12th grade college counselor, Janet King, printed on an overlay.
Thursday -  They received specialized bags for each senior that included things for their parent to decorate their door.
Friday - They received personalized cookies.

Congratulations to the "almost" alumni!!!  

Congratulations Daniel Bituli!!! (2016)
"Daniel was signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week. His performance on the field and his high character had him positioned as a mid-round pick by most NFL scouts. However, Daniel played his senior season through a series of injuries that had to be addressed this spring. That medical report, combined with the COVID-19 interruption in private workouts, kept teams from using the draft pick on him. This made free agency the portal for Daniel's path to the NFL. Several teams were very interested, and ultimately the Los Angeles Rams landed him. It's about as perfect a fit as you could ask for. The Rams have a real need at inside linebacker. The defensive terminology they use is very similar to what he used in college, and the defensive line in LA is among the NFL's best. Daniel's surgery in early April was a success, and he will be cleared to begin practice in early June when the league allows teams to start workouts". Jeff Brothers

Spring Sports Athletes

Please keep these three girls in your thoughts and prayers as their season was cut short. We are so proud of their accomplishments and look forward to great things next spring. Brittan Jarrell -  Freed Hardeman, Abbie Page - Trevecca, and Kayli Mothershed - Tennessee State 

We are looking for speaker candidates for our new Eagle Lecture Series.  This will be a series of leadership lectures for Nashville Christian School students, mostly at the high school level. Successful leaders who exemplify the mission and values of Nashville Christian School will be invited to share their insight with students. Programs will be held virtually (through Zoom or another program) as well as in person (preferred, post-COVID-19).

Topics might include:
Personal Development
Sports - related content
Arts - related content
Academic - related content
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in being added to our lecture series as a speaker, please email Karen Whelan at whelank@nashvillechristian.org with your contact information as well as a list of topics you would be interested in speaking about.  
  • Taylor Shelton (2012) and Julia Calvert (2014) married on 10-12-19
  • Haley Light (2006) married Toby Breedlove 10-13-19
  • Cassi Wright (2011) married Buddy Love on 11-9-19
  • Garrett Buttrey (2010) married Stacey on 11-16-19
  • Courtney Abbott (2014) married Mark Mitchell on 12-21-19
  • Emma Rhodes (2013) married Chris Baird on 3-7-20
  • Zell Walker (2016) married Rachel on 3-14-20
  • William Norris (2007) and Alex welcomed Annie on 9-20-19
  • Emily Maples Rossberg (2004) and Shay welcomed Ryleigh Rae on 11-5-19
  • Savannah Womack McKay (2013) and Jonathan welcomed Atlas Cooper on 11-5-19
  • Kailey Schurman De Leon-Cancel (2014) and Jose welcomed Emery Scout on 12-12-19
  • Leah Campbell Kothlow (2006) and Adam welcomed Haven Ann on 12-18-19
  • Derek Wells (2001) and Emily welcomed Charlotte Eleana on 1-2-20
  • Jessica Womack (2006) and Justin Grogan welcomed Nathan Curtis on 2-21-20
  • Morgan Lee Tygret (2009) and Aaron welcomed Tucker James on 3-8-20
  • Jamie Keeton (2004) and Katie welcomed TWINS on 3-13-20
    Bennett Wade and Grayson Bryant
  • Kirby Watkins (2005) and Laura welcomed Caleb Elliott on 3-18-20
  • Lauren Longworth Jacobs ( 2008) and Travis welcomed Leah Margaret Jacobs on 3-29-20
  • Ashley Chambliss Ruffin (2009) and Justin welcomed Wyatt Montgomery on 4-1-20
  • Diana Pace Conner (2007) and welcomed Nash Paul Conner on 4-13-20

Degrees and Accomplishments:
Julie Taylor class of (1986) became group senior vice president of U.U. scheduling and program strategy for HGTV, Food Network and Cooking Channel. She will now lead the New York and Knoxville based programming, planning, and strategy teams and have oversight over linear scheduling for more than 1,450 hours of the above mentioned channels. Additionally, she will be tasked with supporting international network teams to ensure Food Network and HGTV programming continues to be distributed worldwide.

David Anderson (2004), who played basketball at Nashville Christian and Martin Methodist and is now the coach at Dyersburg State, was named the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Coach of the Year. In his first season, Anderson led the Eagles to a 24-4 record, the TCCAA regular-season championship and a No. 15 national ranking.

Bryant Fox (2013) graduated from the Alabama Criminal Justoice Academy.

We want to CELEBRATE with you when you earn that degree or promotion you have been working so hard to acquire. Let us know about your accomplishments!!! Contact me at wilsont@nashvillechristian.org.

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