Tag Archives: Santa Monica

That’s how I won the ‘Triathlete’ Award

Posted on 07. Jun, 2017 by .

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By Trina Gratton, LCA junior – At my first Open House, I sat glumly. I watched with jealousy as three students stood to receive the Triathlete Award while I got no award. I determined to win at least that award the next year. When I came to Lighthouse Christian Academy in my sophomore year, I more »

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Trascending the classroom: LCA’s parent meeting is startling

Posted on 26. May, 2017 by .

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By Michael Ashcraft – I finally went to one of the Lighthouse Christian Academy’s monthly parent meetings. The snack-and-chat meeting caught me quite off guard. There’s more here than meets the eye. First, I kept waiting for it to get started while we conversed. After about an hour, I realized it had started and that more »

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When my cousin was gunned down, I died too

Posted on 12. May, 2017 by .

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By Jordan Sheppard, LCA sophomore – Santyone Moore was killed in an ambush shooting in 2015. When he died that day, I did too. Santyone was my cousin, but because of the age difference, he acted more like a father figure. Santyone was in his late 20s when I was in middle school. He would more »

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Quack! Aquí se aprende el buen español

Posted on 17. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Kayla Armstrong, LCA sophomore – Writing essays in class is one thing, but writing essays in Spanish? Ha! How about translating 36 paragraphs for one homework assignment? Clearly, Spanish 3 – the Advanced Placement exam prep class – is not a Mickey Mouse class at Santa Monica’s premier Christian high school, the Lighthouse Christian more »

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Hatcheting hubris, LCA stood up to Einstein

Posted on 04. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Kayla Armstrong and Michael Ashcraft Since they steamrolled us in our first game, Einstein Academy expected to win handily on the rematch Friday. One player even heckled a Saint: “I guarantee that there is no way we will lose this game.” Well, Lighthouse Christian Academy made them sweat to earn their win. LCA rattled more »

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