The Pinnacle Classical Academy Thunderbirds participated in both individual and team classifications as part of the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) tournament that was held in London, Kentucky. The Pinnacle team won national championships at the tournament, coming in first place at the elementary level and second place at the middle school level.
The Pinnacale Classical Academy 3-D Archery Team competed in the S3DA Scholastic 3-D Archery National Tournament in London, Kentucky May 29-31.
Scholastic 3-D Archery has three coeducational competition levels. Elementary School for grades 3-5, Middle School for grades 6-8, and High School for grades 9-12. 3-D archery teams from eight states throughout the country competed in the tournament.
Ethan Floyd came in 9th place overall in his age division and won his ASA team shoot. Austin Allen came in second place and Olivia Poston came in third place in the ASA Pro/Am shoot. The Pro/Am is a team event where each student is paired with at least one professional shooter along with shooters from other classes to form a team.
The team was initially formed during the 2013-2014 school year with the ultimate goal of competing at the regional and national level. The team members began practicing for this tournament in February and have put in many hours of work to reach their goal.
“The hard work and dedication of the team members and the coaches has been nothing short of phenomenal.”, stated Headmaster, Robert Brown. He went on to state, “This team exemplifies the excellence for which we strive in all things at Pinnacle Classical Academy.”
The Pinnacle team has received coaching from certified Scholastic 3-D Archery Instructor, Mr. Todd Tongel. Coach Tongel is assisted by Mr. Josh White, and Mr. Clayton Wilkinson.
Site Work Begins Fall 2015
Pinnacle Classical Academy announced today a new building program, with phase one set to begin this fall.
The new Pinnacle Classical Academy campus will be located on 54 beautiful acres just south of Highway 74 on Joe’s Lake Road. Phase one will include a 57,000 square foot, two story classroom building which will include 34 classrooms, three STEM labs, two art rooms, two EC classrooms, a media center, a music room, teachers’ work rooms and lounges, and an office suite. Along with the classroom building there will be a separate 5,100 square foot gymnasium. These two buildings will be able serve up to 768 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The school will boast state of the art technology. The site will include various sports fields and a dedicated outdoor science trail. Future building phases will enable this campus to serve up to 1,300 students.
Architect Mark Patterson, Vice-President of ESD Architecture and Interior Design in Charlotte, stated, “I am proud to have a part in this important endeavor to improve the opportunities for learning for the children of Cleveland County.”
Financing for phase one will be provided by the USDA Rural Division. Area Specialist Joshua Carswell said, “Pinnacle Classical Academy is an excellent organization that provides a premiere educational experience for their students and staff. The new school facilities will provide a permanent location for Pinnacle and will allow for continued growth.”
Pinnacle Classical Academy, a public school chartered by the State of North Carolina, currently serves 370 students, and is in its second year of operation. Using the classical education model and the Core Knowledge curriculum with an emphasis on STEM, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a college-preparatory school. There is no fee to apply or to attend.