Classical Education Producing Results

Posted by David Laylor on Oct 25, 2017 9:22:29 AM

Congratulation to Macy Thornton, a Veritas Collegiate Academy 8th grader and blog contributor.

Macy is the 2017 national winner for the Fiction Short Story category of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) Fine Arts FestivalIPHC Fine Arts.png

This past summer, Macy participated in the annual Fine Arts Festival, which was held in Orlando, Florida. The festival was part of the IPHC YouthQuest conference that challenges students and future leaders to “live a life of true discipleship through powerful worship, inspiring speakers, and loads of fun.”

Some of the Fine Arts Festival activities include singing ensembles, creative writing and poetry writing.

How Veritas Prepares Students for College

At Veritas, we aim provide a student with a well-rounded education through the classical model. We teach students to think critically, write articulately and speak eloquently. Because of the persistent emphasis on expression, Macy said she was “used to writing essays, reports, and poetry.”

But Macy is not only accustomed to writing essays, she is very skilled in writing. Jacob McCleese teaches Macy’s Logic and Composition classes, and he said, "Macy's writing demonstrates the two most essential parts of writing: creation and form. She grasps what it means to be an artist, expressing the deep and intimate parts of human nature, while remaining true to the classical essence of short story writing."

Mr. McCleese’s words perfectly summarize why Macy was nationally recognized at this year’s Fine Arts Festival.

Congratulations to Macy!  Keep up the good work, and we look forward to your next blog.

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Topics: Education, Classical Model