A story in the Simi Valley, Calif., Acorn, celebrates student-athletes in its area who have excelled off the athletic field or court. A number of them include students at Grace Brethren High School, which is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
These teams make the grade
CIF-Southern Section honors best and brightest for academic prowess
There’s a winner and loser in every game. That’s sports. That’s life.
Sometimes we get wrapped up in the endgame: the final score, the game winning shot, the stat sheet, the champion, the goat.
There’s more to sports than just the game. There’s more to student athletes than just the athlete.
The CIF-Southern Section honored the top high school teams and athletes—in the classroom. …
A horde of other local teams from Acorn country, including outfits from Oaks Christian, Viewpoint, Grace Brethren and Rio Mesa, were also honored for maintaining GPAs above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. …
Here are the local student-athletes of the year submitted to the Southern Section:
• Ethan Chen and Jaclyn Fiacco (Camarillo)
• Hannah Hopkins and Jonathan Wood (Grace Brethren) …
Camarillo, Grace Brethren, Oaks Christian, Rio Mesa and Viewpoint all had teams with team GPAs above 3.0. …
At Grace Brethren, baseball (3.42), girls’ basketball (3.51), boys’ cross country (3.31), boys’ golf (3.2) and boys’ soccer (3.4) teams were honored.
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