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2017 - 2018 Servant Leader Athletic Awards Celebration
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Alisa Mose – Tavares High MVP, Lake County MVP Alisa began her involvement with FCA as a student at Tavares Middle School in 2014. Alisa served as President of FCA at Tavares High during the 2017-2018 school year. Alisa has demonstrated a Godly character and encouraged her fellow huddle leaders during their weekly leadership meetings. Alisa has been a committed leader where she has helped organize and lead huddles and events both on and off campus. The leadership team at Tavares organized a Fields of Faith, a Movie Night, a fundraising carwash, and lastly a Volleyball night. Alisa has developed as a Christian leader throughout her time in FCA where she has attended numerous FCA Camps and trainings. God has used Alisa in a big way in Lake County and will continue to use her as she furthers her education at the University of North Florida.
Hannah has served as one of the huddle leaders at Real Life Christian during their inaugural school year with FCA. Hannah has played a vital role in establishing FCA on campus at Real Life. As a 9th grader, Hannah has already exhibited some great characteristics of a Godly young woman and leader. She has helped the leadership team organize, advertise and invite classmates to huddles and events. Hannah has also lead many devotionals during huddles at Real Life Christian.
Cassity became the President of FCA at Leesburg High School during the 2017-2018 school year. Cassity has proven herself to be a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She has been committed to the goal of reaching her campus with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Cassity has a desire to share the love of Christ and sees FCA as an amazing avenue to be able to proclaim that message on campus at Leesburg High School. Cassity has grown tremendously as a young leader as she has had the opportunity to lead her classmates in devotionals at the huddles.
Audrey joined the FCA leadership team during the 2016-2017 school year and served as the President of FCA at Eustis High School during the 2017-2018 school year. God has blessed Audrey with tremendous leadership skills and a desire to serve. Audrey has partnered with her fellow huddle leaders to organize huddles and event throughout the year and has led many huddles and small group discussions when the students meet on Thursday mornings at 6:30 am for their huddle. Audrey played a huge role in the organization and implementation of the 2017 Fields of Faith held at Eustis High School. Not only did Audrey help organize the event, but she also shared her testimony of how what God has done in her life.
Jaycie joined the FCA leadership team at Eustis High School during the 2016-2017 school year and served as the Leader for Athletic Outreach this past year. Jaycie has a tremendous love for Jesus Christ and see’s very clearly God’s call on her life to “make disciples” through the influence of sports. As a softball player Jaycie sees her sport as a platform to share the “good news” of Jesus Christ. Jaycie has organized prayer before and after games and practices for her team and has also led her team in pre-practice devotionals. Jaycie is a true servant-leader for Christ on her campus and team and will continue to be so as she goes on to play collegiate softball at The University of South Florida.
Jake has been a member of FCA at Umatilla High School since 2016. Jake became the President of FCA at Umatilla High School during the 2017-2018 school year. Jake has been a major part of the growth of FCA at Umatilla High. During Jake’s tenure as President the leadership team has grown from 3 members in 2016 to 8 members in 2018. Jake has led many huddles throughout the course of the year as well as organized FCA gathering and events on and off campus which included sharing his personal testimony at a Fields of Faith gathering in 2017. Jake attended FCA Leadership Camp in the summer of 2017 and was also a big part of FCA Passing League where he served as a volunteer.
Josh joined the FCA leadership team at Lake Minneola during the 2017-2018 school year. God has done a great work in Josh’s life during this school year. Josh has taken the initiative to help organize huddles and events on campus including a Prayer at the Pole after a tragedy took place at Lake Minneola during the fall semester. Not only has God called Josh to lead on campus, but he has also become a spiritual leader on his baseball team where he leads the team in prayer and has had the opportunity to lead the team in devotionals. Josh has been committed in sharing the “good news” of Christ with his teammates and a few have indicated decisions for Christ and have begun attending huddles.
Rebecca became the President of the huddle at Eustis Middle School during the 2017-2018 school year. Eustis Middle became the first middle school in Lake County to have an FCA huddle in over 3 years. Rebecca has a genuine love for God and played a vital role in establishing the huddle at Eustis Middle. Rebecca has led her fellow huddle leaders in numerous devotionals and is always willing to gather and lead the entire huddle in prayer. Rebecca will be entering Eustis High School as a freshman in the fall of 2018.
Brandon joined FCA in the fall of 2017 and became the Vice President of the huddle at Umatilla High School. Brandon has a heart to share the good news of Jesus Christ. God has grown Brandon as a leader for his kingdom both on campus at UHS as well as on Brandon’s swim team where Brandon has taken the initiative to organize team prayer before swim meets and practices. Brandon has played a vital role in FCA this year as he has shared God’s word with his classmates and teammates as he has led numerous devotionals.
Noelle has served as the President of FCA at First Academy during the 2017-2018 school year. God has gifted Noelle as a leader and given her a heart to help her classmates grow as followers of Jesus Christ. Noelle has been committed to the growth of FCA at First Academy. Noelle has partnered with her leadership team to organize weekly huddles and organize many different events and activities at First Academy. Noelle has led many devotionals throughout the school year and has participated in FCA camps and events that are held around the county such as Leadership Summit, Winter Recharge, and Fields of Faith.
Terrence has served Lake Sumter as the President of FCA during the 2017-2018 school year. God has grown Terrence tremendously as a leader and has given him a desire to “make disciples.” As President of FCA, Terrence has been committed to organizing huddles for the college students and athletes at Lake Sumter every Monday night. The love that Terrence has for Jesus Christ has brought excitement to the huddle at the college. Terrence also serves as a Student Athletic Trainer and sees his roles as a ministry opportunity as he gets to spend time daily with the athletes at Lake Sumter and has led the baseball team in devotionals during the spring season.
Kenedy has been a part of FCA at Eustis High School throughout her high school career. Kenedy served as the Vice President of FCA during the 2017-2018 school year and has used her influence through the sport of cheerleading to help grow the huddle at Eustis High. Kenedy has a very powerful testimony of God’s love in her life and has shared her testimony on multiple occasions. As a Senior Cheerleader at EHS Kenedy took the initiative to invite her teammates to pray with her before practices and games. Kenedy also took the initiative to pray with and for the football team on multiple occasions.
Tommy served as the Vice President of the huddle at First Academy during the 2017-2018 school year. Tommy was also a captain and leader on his football team. Tommy has a genuine love for Jesus Christ and is a genuine servant-leader. God has blessed Tommy as a leader where he has lead numerous devotionals for the campus huddle as well as for his football team. Tommy has truly seen the opportunity to use his platform in athletics to proclaim the “good news” of Jesus Christ and has done so as the spiritual leader on his football team.
2017 -2018 MVP Coach's
Coach Armatti will be entering his 3rd season as the Head Football Coach at Tavares High School in the Fall of 2018. Coach Armatti has worked extremely hard to build not just a winning culture in his program, but a Christian culture. Coach Armatti has taken his team to FCA Football Camp during the past two summers and has been a part of FCA Passing League during the month of June. Coach Armatti has been a great mentor and leader for the entire THS Football Program. The coaching staff meets weekly for lunch to be encouraged spiritually and to grow into the coaches that God calls them to be. Coach Armatti is truly a 3Dimensional Coach that sees his coaching profession as a calling to further the Kingdom of God.
Jeremy Granger became the Campus Coach at Eustis Middle School during the 2017-2018 school year. Jeremy volunteers his time twice a week at Eustis Middle to meet with the huddle coach and student leaders on Tuesday morning and to help with the huddle on Friday mornings. Jeremy has been an integral part of the huddle at Eustis Middle where he has been the point person for recruiting youth pastors and other members of the community to share a message with the huddle on Friday mornings. Jeremy has also teamed up with the huddle coach, Becky Hoover, to provide leadership and instruction to the student leadership team at Eustis Middle.
Clark Blake became the first FCA Huddle Coach at Eustis High School in 1978. Coach Blake served the students at Eustis High School through FCA for 25 years before retiring from teaching in 2003. Coach Blake has been a spiritual mentor and coach for hundreds of members of the Lake County Community. Coach Blake has truly devoted his life to the service of Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA and is the definition of a 3Dimensional Coach. Coach Blake continues to serve his Lord and Savior through mentoring recovering addicts as he instills Christ-likeness into their lives through early morning workouts. Coach Blake is also a committed prayer warrior where he devotes time daily to pray specifically for individuals and ministries.
David serves as the Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor at New Hope PCA Church in Eustis, FL. David has served as the Team Chaplain for the Tavares High Football Team since 2012 where he has been a key part of the program. David has faithfully served the team and the coaching staff during Coach Armatti’s tenure and has been a spiritual leader and mentor for the staff during their weekly huddles. David walks the sidelines with the team to provide encouragement during every Friday night game. David has also been with the team during their time at FCA Football Camp and Passing League.
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