NewSong and Chris August to Perform on April 13 in Support of Cornerstone Christian Academy

ABINGDON, Va. ― NewSong and Chris August, well-known performers in contemporary Christian music, will take their Spring 2019 Arise My Love Tour to Highlands Fellowship in Abingdon, Virginia, on April 13 at 6:30 in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA).

Proceeds from the concert will benefit CCA’s Scholarship Fund, which enables the school to maintain an affordable tuition and provide scholarships to assist parents seeking a Christian education for their children.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, NewSong’s accolades include 20 albums, 20 No. 1 Christian radio singles, a No. 1 mainstream adult contemporary hit, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The group founded and hosts Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which exploded from a single show in 1995 to the world’s No. 1 first-quarter tour for four consecutive years, according to Pollstar. One of the most beloved bands in Christian music, NewSong’s discography includes such defining songs as “Arise, My Love,” “The Christmas Shoes,” “Rescue” and “I Am A Christian.”

Throughout his relationship with Fervent/Word Records, August has released three albums — “No Far Away,” “The Upside of Down,” and “The Maker.” August has also experienced great radio success along the way with hits such as “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7×70” and “The Maker,” and was recognized at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards with “New Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Pop Album of the Year.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy Christian music to listen to incredibly accomplished performers who are coming together in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We look forward to joining the community for what promises to be a fun and exciting night of worship.”

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.itickets.com/events/418133. General Admission is $20, and Artist Circle tickets, which are reserved for the first two rows of seating, are $30. VIP tickets are $40 and include the first two rows of seating and a special meet-and-greet opportunity with the musicians from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Highlands Fellowship is located at 22417 Watauga Road in Abingdon.

For more information, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is currently accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Host Spring Fling & Auction on April 20

ABINGDON, Va. ― On Friday, April 20, Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) will hold its seventh annual Spring Fling & Auction in support of the school’s student scholarship fund.

This year’s event, themed “Field of Dreams,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Featuring a live and silent auction and a ballpark-inspired dinner catered by JJ’s Restaurant, the occasion will give attendees an opportunity to bid on a range of auction items, including tickets to Walt Disney World and various sporting events, vacation getaways, bed and breakfast accommodations, spa packages, sports collectibles and memorabilia, jewelry, and an assortment of gift baskets.

In keeping with the “Field of Dreams” theme, the event will feature face painting, balloon animals, a professional photo booth, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a black 2008 BMW 135i Convertible. Only 399 raffle tickets are available, and the drawing will be held at the auction if all tickets are sold.

Admission to the Spring Fling & Auction is $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 and up. Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 16210 Elementary Drive, Abingdon, Virginia, or by visiting www.cornerstoneabingdon.org. For more information, call (276) 623-7164.

Last year’s event raised $48,000 for CCA’s scholarship fund.

“We always look forward to our annual Spring Fling & Auction,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “Not only is it a fun and exciting evening, but it helps maintain our student scholarship fund, which enables us to keep our tuition affordable and support families who might need financial assistance.”

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Host Drop-in Open House on March 8

ABINGDON, Va. ― Families that would like to learn more about Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) can attend a drop-in Open House on Thursday, March 8, and get a first-person perspective of the school’s offerings.

Slated from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Open House will provide visitors an opportunity to tour CCA’s classrooms, meet with teachers and learn more about the school’s curriculum. To RSVP for the Open House, contact aboggs@cornerstoneabingdon.org or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school that serves students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Since its founding in 2011, CCA’s enrollment has grown from 27 students to more than 200.

CCA is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the CCA family, and we want to continue to grow and expand our student body so that we can empower the next generation to impact the world for Christ,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “For families who have been considering CCA, or even those who are not familiar with the school, this Open House will provide additional insight into why Cornerstone is an outstanding experience for students and families alike.”

CCA is currently leasing space at Abingdon Bible Church, located at 16210 Elementary Drive in Abingdon. To accommodate its continued growth and expansion, the school is planning to develop a 27-acre campus adjacent to I-81 off Exit 13, conveniently situated between Abingdon and Bristol.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school at CCA, at (276) 623-7164.

VFW Honors Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Edwards as Teacher of the Year

ABINGDON, Va. ― Jessica Edwards, a teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA), was recently presented with the 2017 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Teacher of the Year award at the local and district levels.

Edwards, the fifth-grade teacher at CCA, was recognized by VFW Post 1994 — Abingdon Memorial Post and Virginia District 12. The VFW Teacher of the Year award honors exceptional instructors for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism.

Edwards’ nomination, which was submitted by Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at CCA, highlighted her ongoing efforts to support and promote patriotism, which include:

  • leading nearly 200 students and 40 staff last month in honoring approximately 100 local veterans as part of CCA’s annual Veterans’ Day program;
  • advocating for Boots In The House ™, a faith-based organization dedicated to supporting the emotional health and well-being of military service members and their families, by posting classroom photographs of the organization’s enlisted members and other service personnel, and leading students in daily prayers for the military;
  • sending classroom cards and care packages to Boots In The House soldiers throughout the year;
  • coordinating “Operation Blessing” with her fifth-grade students, which involves collecting personal hygiene products and other gift items to create more than 200 blessing bags that will be distributed to patients at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee; and
  • holding nightly prayer groups for our country and troops.

“I believe it is important to cultivate a heart of patriotism in our children and students so that they can be contributors to their family, church, school, community and nation,” Edwards says. “Also, it is important to lift up our soldiers in prayer daily as well as remember and respect the veterans who have returned home after serving at home and abroad. It is my hope that one day I can connect students with active and inactive soldiers so they can form relationships and have the opportunity to learn the lessons of courage, sacrifice, loyalty and brotherly love.”

Edwards’ nomination will now be judged on a state level, where winners are passed along for consideration in the national awards contest.

“Mrs. Edwards seeks to promote patriotism and love of country each day to all of her students and co-workers,” Brinson says. “She is most deserving of this award, and we are incredibly thankful that she is part of our family here at CCA.”

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school that serves students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Since its founding in 2011, CCA’s enrollment has grown from 27 students to nearly 200. The school is currently accepting enrollment for spring 2018.

CCA is currently leasing space at Abingdon Bible Church, located at 16210 Elementary Drive in Abingdon. To accommodate its continued growth and expansion, the school is planning to develop a 27-acre campus adjacent to I-81 off Exit 13, conveniently situated between Abingdon and Bristol.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school at CCA, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Host Open House on December 6

ABINGDON, Va. ― Families that are interested in learning more about Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) can attend an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and get a first-person perspective of the school’s offerings.

Scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., the open house will give visitors an opportunity to attend CCA’s weekly chapel service, visit classrooms and meet with teachers. To RSVP for the open house, contact aboggs@cornerstoneabingdon.org or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school that serves students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Since its founding in 2011, CCA’s enrollment has grown from 27 students to nearly 200.

The school is currently accepting enrollment for spring 2018.

“CCA is empowering the next generation to impact the world for Christ by providing an excellent college preparatory education within the context of a Biblical worldview,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “For families who might be considering CCA, or even those who are not familiar with the school, this open house will provide an insightful and comprehensive look into why Cornerstone is an outstanding experience for both families and students.”

CCA is currently leasing space at Abingdon Bible Church, located at 16210 Elementary Drive in Abingdon. To accommodate its continued growth and expansion, the school is developing a 27-acre campus adjacent to I-81 off Exit 13, conveniently situated between Abingdon and Bristol.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school at CCA, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Hold Gala & Auction on April 28, Event Proceeds to Help Fund Student Scholarships

ABINGDON, Va. ― On Friday, April 28, Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) will hold its sixth annual Spring Fling Gala & Auction, which gives attendees an opportunity to bid on auction items ranging from all-inclusive vacations and regional entertainment attractions to jewelry, collectibles and a wide variety of gift baskets.

Slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, the event will feature a live and silent auction, live entertainment provided by Fellowship Chapel Music, and a catered dinner from CJ & Company. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a black 2009 BMW 135i Convertible. Only 399 raffle tickets are available, and the drawing will be held at the auction if all tickets are sold.

Last year’s Spring Fling Gala & Auction raised $48,000 for CCA. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to help fund CCA student scholarships.

Admission to the Spring Fling Gala & Auction is $35 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 16210 Elementary Drive, Abingdon, Virginia, or by visiting www.cornerstoneabingdon.org. For more information, call (276) 623-7164.

“This annual event is vital to CCA’s offering of student scholarships, and it also provides an opportunity to learn more about our school,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We are grateful for the community’s support of CCA, and we look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s gala and auction.”

Cornerstone Christian Academy is currently enrolling students in junior kindergarten — 12th grade for the 2017-18 school year. For more information, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

Located in Abingdon, Cornerstone Christian Academy is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten — 12th grade.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Begin Open Enrollment, Host Events to Give Families an Opportunity to Visit School

ABINGDON, Va. ― Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) will commence open enrollment for the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school that serves students in junior kindergarten — 12th grade. Since its founding in 2011, CCA’s enrollment has flourished, growing from 27 to 186 students.

Families interested in learning more about CCA are encouraged to attend upcoming Cornerstone Coffee events, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, March 2, at 9 a.m., as well as an Open House on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. Prospective students will have an opportunity to experience CCA firsthand during a Shadow Day on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

To learn more about CCA and schedule a visit, call (276) 623-7164 and go to www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

“CCA provides students with the opportunity to excel in academics, fine arts and athletics — all within the context of a Biblical worldview,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We have already seen how our graduates stand out in their respective courses of study at a wide range of institutions, including King University, Liberty University and the U.S. Air Force Academy, just to name a few.”

CCA is currently leasing space at Abingdon Bible Church, located at 16210 Elementary Drive in Abingdon. To accommodate its continued growth and expansion, the school is developing a 27-acre campus adjacent to I-81 off Exit 13 in Abingdon.

In July 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and are recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student credits from the state-recognized accredited private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school at CCA, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Hold Fifth Annual Spring Fling Gala & Auction on April 15

ABINGDON, Va. ― On Friday, April 15, Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) will hold its fifth annual Spring Fling Gala & Auction, which gives attendees an opportunity to bid on auction items ranging from all-inclusive vacations and regional entertainment attractions to jewelry, collectibles and baskets of gift cards to local restaurants.

Slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, the event will feature a live and silent auction, live entertainment, and a catered dinner from CJ & Company. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a black 2008 BMW 135i Convertible. Only 399 raffle tickets are available, and the drawing will be held at the auction if all tickets are sold.

Last year’s Spring Fling Gala & Auction raised more than $34,000 for CCA, which has set a goal of $40,000 for this year’s event. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund CCA studentscholarships.

Admission to the Spring Fling Gala & Auction is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Preferred tickets are $40, which includes admission at 5 p.m., early seating, and the first opportunity to bid on auction items. Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 16210 Elementary Drive, Abingdon, Virginia, or by visiting www.cornerstoneabingdon.org. For more information, call (276) 623-7164.

“This event is an entertaining way for people to learn more about CCA, and it also serves as a critical source of financial assistance for our school,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We appreciate the community’s support of CCA, and we look forward to seeing everyone on April 15 for what promises to be another extremely successful event.”

Cornerstone Christian Academy is currently enrolling students in junior kindergarten — 12th grade for the 2016-17 school year. For more information, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

Located in Abingdon, Cornerstone Christian Academy is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten — 12th grade.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,

head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Hold Raffle for Sports Car, Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

ABINGDON, Va. – A limited number of tickets remain for Cornerstone Christian Academy’s (CCA) upcoming raffle for a 2000 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. Proceeds from the raffle will help support the school’s student scholarship fund for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Scheduled for Friday, July 3, at 12 p.m. at Discovery Church, 242 Bethel Drive, Bristol, Tennessee, the raffle will coincide with the church’s WinShape Camp and family day. The winner is not required to be present to win.

CCA officials will be at Discovery Church on July 3 to sell remaining tickets for the raffle. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting www.cornerstoneabingdon.org. Tickets are $100 each and only 399 will be sold.

Dr. French Moore III, a CCA board member, donated the sports car to the school. Last year, Moore donated a Porsche to CCA for a raffle that generated more than $27,000.

Located in Abingdon, Cornerstone Christian Academy is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten – 12th grade.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Hold Annual Spring Fling Gala & Auction on April 10

ABINGDON, Va. – On Friday, April 10, Cornerstone Christian Academy will give individuals an opportunity to bid on auction items ranging from baskets of gift cards to local restaurants and entertainment attractions to hand-crafted goods, collectibles, jewelry, and luxurious, all-inclusive vacations.

Slated to begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, the fourth annual Spring Fling Gala & Auction will feature a live and silent auction, live entertainment, and a catered dinner from The Farmer’s Daughter. This year’s event will also give attendees their first opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a silver 2002 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. Only 399 raffle tickets will be sold for the July 4th drawing.

Last year’s auction raised more than $27,000 for the school, which has set a goal of $30,000 for this year’s event. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund CCA student scholarships.

Admission to the Spring Fling Gala & Auction is $15 for adults, $8 for children. Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 16210 Elementary Drive, Abingdon, Virginia. For more information, call (276) 623-7164.

“This event is a fun, unique way to support CCA, and it also provides another setting for people to learn more about our school,” says Dana Dando, dean of faculty and students at Cornerstone. “The annual auction has proven to be a key source of support for our school, and we look forward to hosting another successful event.”

For more information about Cornerstone Christian Academy, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

Located in Abingdon, Cornerstone Christian Academy is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten-12th grade.

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For more information, contact Dana Dando,

dean of faculty and students, at (276) 623-7164.