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2021

  • May

    Baseball Area Champions!

    Josh Nokes
    The CDA Varsity Baseball Team rallied back from a four run deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning by scoring 5 runs to win the TAPPS Division 4 Area Championship!  The win avenged an earlier loss in the season to the Temple Christian Eagles of Fort Worth.  Reid Messick started on the mound and threw a gem of a game until relieved by Brock Domen who ended up with the W.  The winning run was scored with the bases loaded on a wild pitch when centerfielder Josh Hee came racing home with two outs and shortstop William Cole at bat.  

    The win means the Lions punch their ticket to the Regional Championship being played on May 8th, Saturday, at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.  First pitch is at 10:00am.  The Lions are playing Midland Classical.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting this link: https://www.hsuathletics.com/Tickets
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  • Collin County Softball's Winning Streak During First Year

    Collin County's first-ever softball team has had an incredible season and first year as a team!
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  • Baseball in the Playoffs!

    Josh Nokes
    After a great season which saw the CDA Lions finish second in district, the team is looking to make a run now in their first ever trip to the TAPPS State Playoffs.  The Lions finished with a record of 4-2 in district.  Be on the lookout for updates regarding the team on social media for our Collin County Athletics Department.  They play today at 2:00 in Melissa at the Melissa Sports Complex and Round 2 will be on Tuesday, May 4th.  

    Godspeed, Lions!
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  • Softball Season Comes to an End

    Josh Nokes
    The first season of Lion Softball was a wonderful success with 17 players joining the inaugural team.  The Lions finished the season with an 8-5 record and a 3rd place finish in district play.  The season saw the team reach the playoffs for the first time as well.  With only one senior on the team, the future is very bright for one of the newest sports programs at CDA!
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  • Track Runs to State!

    Josh Nokes
    Our fantastic Lion Track Team had 11 athletes qualify for the State Championship meet going on this weekend in Waco.  Be praying for the health of the athletes and safety in their travels.  They have had an amazing year with the Boys Team winning District and placing 3rd at Regionals and the Girls Team placing 3rd at District.  Well Done, Lion Track!
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  • April

    Choir Concert Contest

    Our rhetoric choir "Arte Cantare" performed recently for spring Choir Concert Contest in Richardson. The choir sang three songs for adjudication and received the top score, which earns the trophy for excellence. Mr. Miller reports that this is the first year the choir has competed independently without Flower Mound, and we are so very proud of our choir's success, and praise the Lord for this blessing!

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  • Choir Spring Show

    The grammar music classes and our choirs presented their Spring Choir Show recently "Disney plus Peter Pan and more". The choirs presented songs from their spring choir competitions, followed by the grammar music classes singing and played their recorders. The logic choir presented a "Peter Pan" medley, from the original television productions of 60 years ago, dressed in full costumes. The rhetoric choir performed "Disney Dazzle", a medley of the blockbuster Disney cartoon movie tunes, also in full costume. Mr. Miller is so very proud of our students for presenting a great performance, on this our first choir spring show!

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  • Senior Bradley Cole

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Bradley Cole.

    Siblings:  Willliam (9th), Carter (5th)

    Grade started CDA: Kindergarten 

    Activities while in HS :  Football, baseball, Prestonwood student lead team, photography, mission trips to New York City and England.

    Favorite moment at CDA:   I would have to say that my favorite memories are from being a part of the first Collin County football team. It’s hard for me to choose one specific moment, but being a part of that team meant so much to me. I was pretty upset when I learned that we were moving to 6-man football but I am so grateful for the community we were able to build as a school by starting our own football team. 

    Colleges applied to:  Texas Tech University (attending), University of Arkansas, University of Oklahoma

    Possible career path:  Multimedia Marketing

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  I think the biggest thing CDA has taught me is perseverance. If you haven’t noticed CDA is pretty hard, but that does not mean it’s impossible. I learned to face trials head on and not work around them. I have also learned to just let go and give things to God. Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” God knows what tomorrow will bring even if you don’t, so persevere through today and with God’s help you will make it.

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  • Senior Jillian Nordin

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Jillian Nordin.

    Siblings:  Jocelyn (10th), Keira (6th)

    Grade started CDA: 2nd 

    Activities while in HS :  Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, Basketball, Club Volleyball, Cross Country, Beach Volleyball, Feed My Starving Children, Refuge International Missions, Church Missions, Sonic Carhop, Flight Training

    Favorite moment at CDA:   It’s hard to pick one because my favorite thing has been getting to know my friends as basically family, but one good memory was that time I made a pen slingshot. I tried loading it, but a rubber band slipped and the pen exploded all over my face. My classmates’ faces were priceless. We all laughed, and I decided to give up pen weaponry indefinitely.

    Colleges applied to:  Letourneau University, Purdue University

    Possible career path:  Airplane Pilot

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  I am most grateful for CDA’s 12 grade theology class. The years leading up to now were helpful, but this year has finally answered all my pressing questions. The school’s structure around God has been influential to how I shape my own life, and the amazing godly people within it have shown me how to find good friends and be a better person. It has been so good to grow up in a Godly and loving environment, and hopefully I can pay that love forward to everyone I meet.

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  • Senior Samuel Lin

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Samuel Lin.

    Siblings:  Moses

    Grade started CDA: 10th

    Activities while in HS :  Piano, Soccer, Drama

    Favorite moment at CDA:  I really enjoyed  the Homecoming dance last year. It was a great time overall and my favorite part was probably watching JT dance.

    Colleges applied to:  Texas A&M University (attending), Texas Tech University

    Possible career path:  Computer science, Mechanical engineering

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  While the instilling of Christian morality is an impossible task, CDA has done a phenomenal job of creating an environment that promotes these values in every student, mainly through the examples of various teachers. They lead lives that embody the principles of ethical servant leadership, inspiring all to follow in their path. The teachers at CDA can truly say, “Follow me as I follow Christ.”

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  • Register for Athletics 2021-22

    Josh Nokes
    Registrations for the upcoming school year’s sports teams are open and we’d love to see all our teams filled up with all the student-athletes interested for next year.  Seeing how many people we have interested in our teams helps the athletic department plan for purchasing necessary equipment and hiring coaches. 
    If there are any questions about the teams and schedules, please contact the athletic department:
    josh.nokes@coramdeoacademy.org
    hailey.erickson@coramdeoacademy.org
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  • Sign Up for Summer Athletics!

    Josh Nokes
    The full summer athletics menu is ready for registrations!  Whether you are excited about learning more about volleyball and basketball or want to have more fun with Coach Holmen in his PE camps, there is an option for every student and grade.  The foundation of the Logic and Rhetoric athletics programs are the summer strength & conditioning camps that begin with all the other sport skills camps on June 1st!
    If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office:
    josh.nokes@coramdeoacademy.org
    hailey.erickson@coramdeoacademy.org
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  • Senior Mason Sonju

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Mason Sonju.

    Siblings:  Autumn, Whitney, Austin

    Grade started CDA: 11th

    Activities while in HS :  Church volunteer, NCFCA Speech/Debate League, Chick-fil-a team member, community service in my neighborhood

    Favorite moment at CDA:  The day that stands out the most clearly to me is my first day at CDA. Coming in as a junior was a daunting prospect, but my classmates and teachers welcomed me and made me feel at home. It really helped to make the transition very easy and smooth. 

    Colleges applied to: University of Texas at Dallas, University of Pennsylvania, Hillsdale College

    Possible career path:  Investing and trading

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Coram Deo has encouraged me to apply my Christian beliefs to my worldview in a way that makes them internally consistent. The community has encouraged me to continue to grow in maturity and to be my best.

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  • Senior Rachel Young

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is
    Rachel Young.

    Siblings:  Marissa(10th)

    Grade started CDA: 2nd

    Activities while in HS :  Basketball, nanny, yearbook editor, VBS, Sunday School teacher at Prestonwood, Chamberlain Performing Arts Company, KJ Dance Company

    Favorite moment at CDA:  My favorite CDA memories have been made during house, most significantly during the bonfire we had last year while we were filming. We went to the Jones’ house and Mr. Jones made a huge fire for us, and we all gathered around it as the sun set.

    Colleges applied to:  University of Arkansas, Baylor University, University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Texas A&M, Tulane University, Pepperdine University, University of Texas at Austin, Duke University

    Possible career path:  Biomedical sciences, Medical research

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  CDA has taught me to defend my faith and helped me understand better ways to serve people as a enter the world. I’ve learned extensive proof for the validity of the Bible and am prepared to provide evidence and logic behind my faith. I have also learned that the most important part of being a servant leader is taking care of the community – not for my own benefit but so that everyone can grow closer with God and be strengthened by each other.
     
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  • Senior Reid Miles

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Reid Miles.

    Siblings:  Grace (12th)

    Grade started CDA: 6th

    Activities while in HS :  Drama, Choir, Stonebriar Youth Ministry Volunteer, Soccer, Football, Track and Field, Chick-fil-A, Saltgrass Steakhouse

    Favorite moment at CDA:  It must be the time after an away soccer game when we spent time in Braum’s just talking and joking around. Cole Bergstrom started chugging chocolate milk straight from the carton. It was a ton fun just spending time with my teammates.

    Colleges applied to:  Texas A&M University (attending), University of Texas at Dallas, University of Oklahoma 

    Possible career path:  Aerospace Engineering

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  CDA has prepared me to be a Christ-following thinker in many ways but, primarily, I find that I have learned how to be more mindful and friendly. CDA has taught me the value of friendship and how friendships can deepen one’s relationship with God.

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  • Senior Taylor Welch

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Taylor Welch.

    Siblings:  Sean (10th)

    Grade started CDA: 9th

    Activities while in HS :  Hockey, taekwondo, fishing and pond management, lifting weights, YMSL, currency and day trading

    Favorite moment at CDA:  My favorite moment at CDA was the day that we were able to end virtual schooling come back to school in-person.

    Colleges applied to: University of Oklahoma, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University

    Possible career path:  Proprietary trader, Economist, Entrepreneur

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Coram Deo has taught me to research the reasoning behind my beliefs and understand why I choose to believe them.
     
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  • Senior Joseph Scroggins

    Save the Date: Saturday, May  15th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families?  Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life.  If you are a pre-K through 11th grade family, please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged!  Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15.  This week’s featured senior is Joseph Scroggins.

    Siblings:  Jonathan (10th)

    Grade started CDA: 6th

    Activities while in HS :  Baseball, basketball, choir, worship band, chaplain, battle sergeant, Newton president, Art of Problem Solving teaching assistant and front desk staff member, piano, Speech and Debate

    Favorite moment at CDA:  It’s hard to pick a specific moment, but perhaps the most vivid was being the assistant coach of junior high baseball my freshman year. We had an amazing team and put together an amazing run that season. It was a lot of fun being able to encourage them and watch them grow as players as the season progressed. Probably my favorite moment was during the playoffs when my brother Jonathan hit a triple. The whole dugout went crazy. It was an awesome moment.

    Colleges applied to: Texas A&M University

    Possible career path:  Electrical Engineering

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Coram Deo has taught me how to serve and encourage others. Teachers and coaches of mine have been role models in these areas and I want to reflect the work and effort they put into our school. CDA has given me opportunities to learn and grow, and my teachers and coaches prepared me to bring joy and hope to our culture.

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