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  • Bristow named CAK's Director of Admissions
    Stacey Cronan Bristow joins CAK Staff as Director of Admissions Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) has announced th [ ... ]

    Stacey Cronan Bristow joins CAK Staff as Director of Admissions

    Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) has announced that Stacey Cronan Bristow has been named the new Director of Admissions starting October 19. Bristow is a long-standing member of the CAK school community, having served as a Board of Trustees member since 2012 as an Executive Committee member, Secretary, Admissions Committee member and Development Committee Chair, among other roles. In addition to her service on the Board, Bristow served as a special events volunteer and substitute teacher at CAK’s high school.

    In addition to her work on CAK’s Board of Trustees, Bristow has also served as an educator, tester and advisory board member for Samaritan Ministry, a faith-based HIV Ministry in Knoxville. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, serving as a youth leader and teacher. She is a certified 7-12th grade teacher and has taught Family and Consumer Science classes in the Knox County Schools.  Bristow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration, as well as a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  She is married to Kent  Bristow and has three children, Chase (11th grade), Reed (10th grade) and Larkin (4th grade), who all attend CAK.

    “I feel honored and privileged to serve CAK in this new role as Director of Admissions,” said Bristow. “I have a great love for our school and feel passionate about promoting its mission and purpose to both current and future families.  I look forward to working alongside a great team of administrators, educators and staff, and am excited to see what plans God has to prosper our school community.”

    Bristow will be responsible for all aspects of new student recruitment and re-enrollment for CAK, as well as development and implementation of marketing recruitment strategies to the external community. Additionally, Bristow will focus on forecasting, attrition, retention, historical tracking and family relations.

    “I am very thrilled to have Stacey join the CAK team,” said Bob Neu, CAK’s Head of School.  “While Amy Williams will be greatly missed, I cannot think of anyone who is more equipped to step in and take over the Admission office than Stacey.  She brings a tremendous amount of talent and energy to the job.  I am grateful the Lord provided her to us and look forward to working with her.”

     

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  • Annie, Jr. debuts at CAK's middle school
    Miss Hannigan, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and the adorable little orphan Annie will take center stage at Christ [ ... ]

    Miss Hannigan, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and the adorable little orphan Annie will take center stage at Christian Academy of Knoxville’s (CAK) middle school in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

    On Oct. 20, 21 and 22, CAK’s middle school musical theatre program will perform the musical Annie, JR. presented by Music Theatre International (MTI).  MTI is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond.  

    The musical will feature live orchestration from CAK Concert Band students and local professionals, which is a first for MTI’s Broadway Jr. productions.  CAK’s middle school has been chosen to pilot this new venture for MTI.  Additionally, representatives from MTI will travel to Knoxville from New York to be in attendance during the opening night performance on Oct. 20.

    “We feel honored to have been chosen to help implement this new component (live orchestration) to the Broadway, Jr. division of MTI,” said Peggy Filyaw, choral and musical theatre instructor for CAK’s middle school.  “Although our audiences are accustomed to hearing wonderful live music for our high school musical theatre productions, this will be an entirely different experience for our middle school production.  We are continually amazed how God is using musical theatre at CAK to enrich our students’ lives.  We can’t wait to share these performances with our CAK family and community friends.”

    The Annie Jr. cast will feature the following students:

        Annie - Allie Cooper (8th grade)

        Miss Hannigan - Brooke Bowles (8th grade)

        Oliver Warbucks - Jonah Stauffer (8th grade)

        Drake - Matthew Newton (7th grade)

        Grace Farrell - Tierney Helton (8th grade)

        Sandy - Jacob Engle (7th grade)

        ...and more than 45 additional cast members!

    Tickets for adults and children are $10 for floor seating, and $5 for bleacher seating.

    For more information, please contact Mrs. Filyaw at CAK’s middle school at (865) 690-4721, ext. 507.

    Annie JR. is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  

     

     

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  • USA Today High School Sports published Thursday, June 16 that CAK's Davis Shore was selected as the All-USA Golfer o [ ... ]

    USA Today High School Sports published Thursday, June 16 that CAK's Davis Shore was selected as the All-USA Golfer of the Year. Congratulations Davis! 

    Click here to read the full article.

     

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