From The Lion's Den, Vol 2, Issue 06
The Scholar of the Month for January is...
7th grader Gabriel (Gabby) Cordova is our Scholar of the Month for January. Gabby truly embodies the idea of “pursuing excellence” we want our students to aspire to as declared
in the Delta Streets Mission Statement. After having discipline issues at his previous schools, Gabby made the decision to turn his act around. He has a 95 average or above in all his classes and no discipline issues. “I made a promise to do better at Delta Streets since I haven’t done well at schools in the past,” says Gabby. "I was making D’s and F’s”. He strives to do his best and make good grades because he knows school is very important and he needs a good education.
Gabby’s favorite subject is math and says that ever since he started school he has been “attached” to it. When he grows up, he would like to be a soccer player, but he knows he needs an education because you can’t always count on being able to play.
Science teacher, Coach Reagan, says, “Gabby is a pleasure to have in the classroom. He is always prepared and contributes to the class discussion!” In addition to being active in the classroom, Gabby is also very engaged during the morning devotionals. He enjoys the scriptures they are given to learn, and he looks forward to reading more.
While this is his first year at the school, Gabby has great things to say about DSA: “They have great teachers- they may be strict, but they just want the best. I’m learning something new that I haven’t learned in a long time. You’re not just learning academically, but you’re also learning about God and who He is.” We are thankful for Gabby’s dedication in the classroom and his eagerness to learn!
Both junior high and varsity teams are closing in on the end of their seasons. Junior High has their district tournament next week starting on Monday. Coach Dickey is excited about the tournament and hopeful that the guys will compete for the championship. The tournament will be played at Tunica Academy.
The varsity team has hit a major bump in the road. We have had some injuries and grades have held two players from playing time. We will finish district play tonight, and have one week of non-conference games until the varsity district tournament. Because of our slide, it looks like we will finish fifth in the district and play the four seed the first night of the district tournament. If we lose that game, our season will be over. But we have beaten the three teams that could possible finish fourth. Hopefully the guys turn it around just in time to make a run for the State title!
View our full schedule HERE in the DSA website