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Ronnie competes at State

RTCA Lady Crusaders Girls' Golfer Ronnie Thompson recently qualified and competed in the GIAA Girls' State Golf Tournament. 
This was the second consecutive year that Ronnie competed at the state level.  
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to our Lady Crusader Girls' Golfer Ronnie Thompson.  

Golf team competes at Region


The RTCA Boys High School Golf Team recently competed in the GIAA Golf Region 6AA Tournament.  RTCA Boys Golfers finished 3rd in the region.  
Team members include:  Ryan Wiggins, Mitchell Fulmer III, Hunter Ennis, Chandler Achenbach, Caleb Coley, and Hayden Meeks.

Congratulations to our Crusader Golfers.    

RTCA Sweeps Memorial & Claims Region Title

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The Crusaders traveled to Savannah to play Memorial day school Monday and behind the pitching of Britton Tabor came away with a 7-1 win in game 1 of the 3 game series. Tabor pitched 6 and 2/3 innings giving up 1 earned run and 4 hits while striking out 13.  The offense was also led by Britton who went 3-4 and scored 2 runs. Gage Brantley had 2 hits including a double while Blake Durden also had multiple hits and an rbi.
Coach Fitzgerald after the game " not many days you win a region game and don't feel very good about it. Britton wasn't really sharp for the first few innings and offensively, baserunning mistakes combined with poor swing choice led to some frustration with runners being left on base. Lots to clean up here today. Puts us a step closer to our goal of a region championship".

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Gage Brantley led the Crusaders both on the mound and offensively, pitching 3 strong innings while only giving up 2 hits. Gage went 2-2 with 2 rbi, Britton Tabor was 2-3 with a double and a homerun driving in 4, Hayden Kight had 3 hits, Brody Randall was 2-2 on the day. Rayce sharpe and Banks Hopkins also added rbi hits in the Game.
Coach Fitz after the game " Gage was much better today than he was last week on the mound, after the leadoff walk, he really settled in and pitched great. Brody picking off the leadoff walk at 3rd was a big momentum stealer. Then we send 16 guys to the plate in the 1st inning. Challenged our guys after the game Monday to have a better approach at the plate today, The started the same guy they brought on in relief that we struggled with and we had 10 hits in the 1st inning. Proud of the way we responded to the challenge and capturing the region championship was icing on the cake".
Game 3 
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Banks Hopkins pitched 4 innings of 1 hit ball giving up 1 earned run and 2 hits while striking out 6 on the day. Banks was also one of three guys who had multiple hits in the game going 2-3 with a double and 2 rbi. Gage Brantley and Britton Tabor continued their great approaches at the plate throughout the series both adding 2 hits apiece with multiple rbi. Landon Sauls added a couple of rbi and Blake Durdens 2 rbi Double ended the game in the 4th inning.
Coach Fitz after the game " Just happy about the business-like approach at the plate today. Struggled against the same 2 guys on Monday but today we took care of business early in both games today. Banks looked great, giving up the 1 run in the 1st. The 2-2 and 3-2 pitches were both stick spots, we didn't get the call, led to a leadoff walk, a poor decision 2 batters later on my part led to their only run. He had command of 3 pitches today and was dominant".

Lady Crusaders Win

It’s 4.6 miles from Robert Toombs to Vidalia Heritage. VHA hosted the Lady Crusaders for middle school and varsity soccer games on Monday, April 15th. This was the first middle school contest the schools had played against each other. The Crusaders would come away victorious with a 2-0 win. Defender and 7th grader Mary Frances Stanley scored from the center circle on a bomb of a shot. Later in the game, midfielder and 7th grader Anna Kate Joyner would find the back of the net. Clenching the win for the Crusaders.

The varsity contest was played following the middle school game and was an equally impressive game. Both teams battled back and forth with the ball remaining near midfield for the majority of the first half. However, the Crusaders would capitalize on a through ball from Bree Wimberly to sophomore forward Alayna Wimpey whose breakaway led to the team's first goal. Before the half, sophomore Madaline Wolfe would gain the crusaders two more goals. The first from a PK and the second from a corner kick. This left the crusaders with a 3-0 lead at half-time. VHA came out with determination in the second half and the teams battled back and forth with no goals for most of the half. However, VHA would capitalize on their own PK opportunity with junior Anna Hudson scoring for the lady Eagles. That would be the only goal freshman keeper Maggie Bowers would allow in the game. The Crusaders finished with a 4-1 win after freshman forward Jayden Butterworth scored off another corner kick from Wolf. The teams will play again at RTCA on Friday, April 19th. 

Lady Crusaders headed to region

The RTCA Lady Crusaders graduated 10 seniors last year and have been working hard on and off the pitch to develop a young team this season. With many close contests and a competitive schedule, the Lady Crusaders have worked hard to fight for a spot in the post-season playoffs. RTCA clutched that opportunity last Thursday with a 2-0 region victory over FPCA from Hinesville. Senior Bree Wimberly scored early in the second half, followed by sophomore Alayna Wimpey. Freshman Maggie Bowers stepped up and became a HUGE asset for the Crusaders, making several BIG saves during the contest. RTCA had to postpone their senior night due to the abundance of rain and uncertain weather conditions. But they plan to recognize their seniors on Friday, April 19th at their home game versus cross-town rival Vidalia Heritage.


Crusaders sweep region series in DH

Game 1
Banks Hopkins came on in relief of Gage Brantley in the bottom of the 4th with the game tied at 4 and picked up his first Varsity win of the season. Banks gave 4 hits over 4 innings, including 1 earned run, and the Crusaders' offense came alive late, giving the Crusaders a 12-6 victory in game 1 of a Dh. The Crusaders' offense was led by Britton Tabor who was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 3rbi, Gage Brantley who was 2-5 with 2 doubles and 2 rbi, and Rayce Sharpe, who was 2-3 with 2 rbi.
Coach Fitzgerald following the game said, "Gage has been really good for us on the bump so far, but today he couldn't really find the feel. We found ourselves down 4-1 early. Struggling to stay back at the plate, we just started flipping the take sign, made our guys see a few more pitches and finally were able to get the timing and the offense rolling. Britton Tabor had a great game, 4-4, with a couple of doubles, Gage bounced back offensively and picked up 2 big hits and 2 rbi and Rayce Sharpe continued his hot streak, adding 3 hits and a couple more, rbi as well, to help us secure the series win. Banks was super in relief and only gave up one hard hit ball while striking out 4 and really gave us the spark that we needed."

Game 2 
Tripp Durden pitched 6 innings of 3-hit baseball, giving up 1 earned run while striking out 3 to lead the Crusaders to a series sweep of the Highlanders. Gage Brantley led the way offensively, collecting 3 hits in 4 at bats, while Hayden Kight had 2 hits and Britton Tabor continued his hot day, going 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 rbi. Brody Randall had a clutch 2 rbi single that helped secure the win.
Coach Fitzgerald after the game, “Tripp was really good on the mound, had been struggling with some arm soreness issues but really came in and was clutch. Britton continued his hot day with multiple rbi and Gage Brantley pitched some really good pitches, collecting 3 hits and an rbi. I was happy to see Brody get a clutch 2-out hit that set the tone for us offensively,  driving in a couple of runs. A series sweep was huge, against the defending single a state champs, and puts us in a good position with a huge series coming up against Memorial Day School. FPCA starting pitcher Koa Nunn had a terrible injury during the game and had to be taken off by EMS personnel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family for a speedy recovery.”

Track Meet

RTCA's Track and Field competed at Bulloch Academy April 10th. They competed against Bulloch Academy, Pinewood Christian Academy, Bryan County, Trinity Christian (Dublin), First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Here are our top finishers:

Girls Triple Jump:
Kylie Acosta 1st place
Girls High Jump:
Emmie Davis 2nd place
Kailen Brantley 3rd place
Girls Pole Vault:
Rachel Threlkeld 1st place
Girls 100m Dash:
Mekhia Bell 1st place
Girls 400m Dash:
Kylie Acosta 1st place
Girls 4x100m:
4th place
Girls 200m Dash:
Mekhia Bell 2nd place
Boys Long Jump:
David Hill 1st place
Eli Baker 4th place
Boys Triple Jump:
David Hill 2nd place
Boys Disc:
AJ Jones 2nd place
Boys 100m Dash:
Aaron Hankerson 1st place
Boys 4x100m:
1st place
Boys 400m Dash:
Jayden Toole 2nd place
Boys 200m Dash:
Aaron Hankerson 1st place
Boys 4x400m:
4th place

Both teams placed 3rd overall. They will be competing at regions at Stratford Academy in Macon on April 17th.

Vidalia Onion Run

Region Tennis Tournament

On April 9, RTCA traveled to Macon to compete in the Region Tournament.

2nd place boys doubles: Hayden Kight and Drew Vaughn

4th place boys singles: James Varnes

3rd place girls doubles: Haylie Kight and Ella Newton

4th place girls singles: Caroline Thompson

The girls' team placed second overall.

Everyone who placed in the Region Tournament will be playing at State on April 15 for State Individuals. The girls' team will be playing for Team State on April 23 or April 24. Both State Tournaments will be held at John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon. 

Crusaders Win Region Opener


In a game set to be an excellent pitching match up, the Robert Toombs Crusaders, behind Britton Tabor's complete game 17 strikeout performance, won against defending state champion FPCA 3-1 to move their record to 5-3 on the season and 1-0 in region play. Rayce Sharpe led the Crusader offense, going 1-1 with a double, a walk and a RBI. Banks Hopkins opened the scoring in the 2nd, plating off a wild pitch. FPCA starter Evan North pitched out of trouble for multiple innings, including striking out the side in the 3rd inning with a runner on 3rd and nobody out. The Crusaders added some insurance in the 6th with a RBI double by Sharpe and Tripp Durden drew a bases loaded walk in the 6th to extend lead to 3-0. Tabor gave up a lead off single in the 7th by Cordoro, who came around to score on a wild pitch and an overthrow at 3rd for the Highlanders' only run.

Coach Fitzgerald, about the game, "We knew coming in, their guy was going to present us some challenges. Evan is a transfer from Richmond Hill and can really pitch, got himself in trouble in multiple innings and dug down and made some tough pitches to escape trouble. We didn't execute very well offensively, but fortunately our guy, Tabor, was lights out and rose to the challenge of matching up with Evan North. If you like great pitching, this was the game for you. Both starters were dominant, with North not surrendering a single hit and Tabor only giving up 1 hit. We have to do better when given the opportunity to score, but it's a process, and we will learn from it and get better. Excited to get this one.”

Gator Relays

RTCA's boys & girls competed in their first track meet last Wednesday at the Gator Relays held at Georgia Southern. Coach Jake commented, "We had several top four finishers against very good competition. I was proud of both our teams and how we performed with a small number of athletes. I feel like once we have everyone there and healthy, our teams will be able to make a strong run in Region and State once again." There were 8 teams competing in total and RTCA finished 3rd. 

Shot Put
Mandy Johnson 2nd place 
AJ Jones 3rd overall

AJ Jones 1st overall

Long Jump
David Hill 2nd overall

Triple Jump
Kylie Acosta 1st overall
David Hill 2nd overall

Boys 4x100m
(Jayden Toole, David Hill, AJ Jones, Aaron Hankerson) 2nd overall

Aaron Hankerson 1st overall
Mekhia Bell 1st overall

Mekhia Bell 1st overall
David Hill 2nd overall

Pole Vault
Rachel Threlkeld 2nd overall

Literary Region

On March 1st RTCA's Literary team competed at Regions. Region was held at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

Madison Cravey and Elizabeth McConnell won first place in Duo Interpretation. Cole Masterman-Smith won first place in Spelling. Adrian Avila was awarded runner-up in Extemporaneous Speaking and competed in Argumentative Essay. Mekhia Bell compete

d in Humorous Interpretation. 

2024 DAR Good Citizen Award

Congratulations to our 2024 DAR Good Citizen Award recipient, Rachel Threlkeld. The DAR Good Citizen Award recognizes students who represent the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.

Mrs. Gwen Warren of the Vidalia Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented students with a DAR pin, certificate, and a $50 scholarship.

STAR Student

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024 the Region 8 STAR Student/Teacher Luncheon Banquet was held at Georgia Southern University. It was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Bulloch County. 17 counties of STAR Students and Teachers were recognized for outstanding scholastic achievement over the course of their high school careers. STAR is an acronym for "Student Teacher Achievement Program". To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT  and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Cole Masterman-Smith was awarded Robert Toombs Christian Academy's STAR Student in January. 

All Region 8 winner's attended the banquet and listened to several key-note speakers. These speakers encouraged the students to "Be a good person and challenge yourself and others" in order to be a success in life. RTCA STAR Student, Cole Masterman-Smith, was accompanied by his parents, Stephen and Caryn Masterman-Smith, and brother, Cody. RTCA STAR Teacher Mrs. Laree Findley was accompanied by her husband, Mark Findley. Headmaster Mr. Mike Lothridge, and his wife, Connie Lothridge were in attendance to show their support. 

RTCA Discount Card

RTCA October Students of the Month

RTCA’s Lower School Student of the Month for October is Emi Dees. Emi is the daughter of Kailey Dees and has a little sister, Ruthie who attends K3 at RTCA. Emi was selected by faculty because she is an eager student who is willing to accept challenges in the classroom. She works hard and is a great friend to all of her classmates. Emi’s favorite subject is reading and her favorite color is pink and purple. She enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her sister. When Emi grows up, she wants to be a State Farm Agent like her mom. 
RTCA congratulates kindergartener Emi Dees. 

Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s Student of the Month for the Month of October is sixth grader John Smith. John is the son of Julie and the late Frank Smith. He has an older brother, Trent who is a senior at RTCA, and a twin brother, George. John has attended RTCA since K3. John was chosen by faculty because he has an upbeat attitude and never fails to greet students and teachers walking around campus. During class he is friendly and helpful to his peers. His diligence and conscientiousness regarding academics is evidenced in the quality of the assignment he submits. John participates in middle school football and track at RTCA. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, writing, and running. 
RTCA congratulates sixth grader John Smith.

RTCA’s High School Student of the Month for October is freshman Cody Smith. Cody is the son of Dennis and Tammy Smith. He has an older brother who graduated from RTCA and four younger siblings who all attend RTCA. Cody was chosen by faculty because he is a great student who is respectful, diligent, and very pleasant to be around. Cody participates in shotgun at RTCA. After high school, Cody hopes to be involved in his family’s business.
RTCA congratulates freshman Cody Smith.

RTCA Wins GIAA Softball State Championship

Lady Crusader seniors lead the way!

The Lady Crusaders come from the losers bracket to double dip Thomas Jefferson in the championship series behind the offensive play of Seniors Arlie Gooden, Haylie Kight and Bree Wimberly and the pitching of Jr. Meredith Durden. 
Game 1- Rtca 8 Crisp 0
Meredith Durden threw 5 innings of 1 hit ball giving up no runs and striking out 8 and the Lady Crusaders scored 3 in each of the 1st 2 innings to secure an early round victory. 6 crusaders had hits lead by Durden with 2, Bree Wimberly with 2 rbi1 and Arlie Gooden with 2 runs scored. Coach Fitzgerald on the effort " Crisp beat us twice in last year's final four, so we knew they were gonna be well coached and ready to go. They lost some key players to either graduation or transfer to other schools and had a young team, but as I said, well coached. Meredith was dominant as she was fired up and we took advantage of a mistake defensively to score 3 early, which was key for us to settle the nerves. We continued to capitalize on defensive mistakes and Meredith stayed strong throughout".
Game 2 Thomas Jefferson 5 RTCA 4 in 8 innings
Thomas Jefferson capitalized on a key defensive play in the 2nd, we dropped a tag out at first base off a bunt and it lead to 4 unearned runs, but key hits by Arlie Gooden, Haylie Kight Merdit Durden and Railee Thomas throughout the game saw us battle back to tie it in the 7th inning. Unfortunately, we didn't execute the bunt in the 8th and Thomas Jefferson got a big hit to win the game in the bottom half. " Meredith again dominated the game on the mound only giving up 2 hits through 7 innings and we out hit them at that point 7-2 but still they found a way to win. I challenged our girls after the game, for the second time this season we lost to TJ in a game we dominated. The challenge was about playing with heart, having the choice to lay down and feel sorry for yourself or lock in to every pitch every play and fight for eachother".
Game 3 Robert Toombs 8 D,E.A. 4
Robert Toombs Jumped out front early behind the offensive play of freshman Leighton Williams who drove in Arlie Gooden in the bottom of the first as RTCA jumped up early 4-0. Leighton had 3 hits in the game to lead the Crusaders, while Arlie Gooden and Bree Wimberly each had 2 hits. Wimberly, Kight, Williams and Durden each had rbis for the Lady Crusaders and once again Durden was strong in the circle. " Jumped out early but all of a sudden DEA showed some life, scoring a few times, after some key hits and then something happened to galvanize the team. D.E.A. was making a comeback late and their really good senior Emma Proctor hit a missle back through the middle catching Meredith on the lower shin just above the ankle. It was a moment in time watching her crying in pain where doubt crept in, but she slammed her hands into the ground and picked herself up and in pain not only finished but showed the heart we had just talked about coming out of the previous games loss. From there what happen next was just awesome to watch"
Game 4 RTCA 9 TJ 7
The first game of the championship was a classic. Robert Toombs would jump on top 2-0 only to find themselves down 3-2 after 2. A game with clutch hits from both teams that see sawed its way to the finish line, with multiple lead changes finally ending when Railee Thomas made a sliding catch in foul territory to end  the game. RTCA seniors Bree Wimberly was 5-5, Haylie Kight was 3-4 and Arlie Gooden was on base 4 out of 5 times. Railee Thomas had 3 clutch hits including 2 doubles and a triple. driving in 3 and Durden had 3 hits and 2 rbis as well. Durden battled on a hurt ankle and overcame a few defensive let downs to pick up the win in the circle only giving up 2 earned runs. " I've said it to anybody that would listen, Railee Thomas is the best hitter in this county, to her standards I think she would say this hasn't been a great year for her but she still hitting .425 on the season and man did she  Bree Wimberly, Haylie Kight and Meredith show out tonight. Heart was on full display as the girls had to chase down multiple run leads through the middle of the game. Freshman Leighton Williams also had a big hit and 2 rbi in the game as well. Having to play 3 games today and finish with that win in that fashion, I can;t tell you how proud of this team I was"
Game 5 RTCA 12 TJ 1
Once again the Lady Crusaders seniors would not be denied. Arlie Gooden led off the game with her 8th hit of the tournament, Jr. Maddie Joiner who had been struggling, doubled off the fence driving in Gooden, line outs by Thomas and Durden left the Crusaders possibly stranding a runner at second but then 4 straight hits by Wimberly, Williams, Kight and an Emily Edwards single and rbi put the lady Crusaders up 4-0 after the first. As Gooden walked to open the 2nd, TJ  made a pitching change, singles by Joyner, Thomas and Durden scored 2 more runs when Bree Wimberly hit a 3 run homer making the score 9-0 after 2. Arlie Gooden ,Haylie Kight and Bree Wimberly continued their strong championship performances and Leighton Williams added 3 hits on the day as the Crusaders would add 1 more in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th to go up 12-1. Every single starter had a hit and a contribution in today's game. Merdith was absolutely lights out, clutch, ankle swole like a grapefruit and black and blue as could be, only gave up 2 hits through 5 innings and one earned run.
" Sitting in that dugout when Maddie and Leighton collided in the 5th inning to record the 2nd out and realizing what was about to happen, all the sacrifices and loss, it became very emotional. The day before after a loss I pointed a challenge to our girls- they accepted, it wasn't an its ok the sun will come out tomorrow speech, it was about heart, effort and excuses. Before the final game the message was simple, play with heart, do it for the one next to you, leave it all on the field with no regrets. Proud of them, proud for them, the represented our community and our school with honor".
State Tournament Stars
Arlie Gooden 7-13 12 runs scored
Haylie Kight- 8-15 6 rbi
Bree Wimberly 9-15 6 rbi 2 2b 1 hr
Railee Thomas 7-19 3 2b 1 3b  6 rbi
Leighton Williams 9-17 6 rbi 6runs scored
Meredith Durden 8-19 7rbi 5 rs-- 32 innings pitched 16 hits-6 er-34k

RTCA Fall Festival

Don't forget our Fall Festival is a few weeks away! We will have all kinds of inflatables on the football field, our beloved toy and cake walk, bingo, and so much more! We will also have concession available! If you are still looking for raffle tickets to enter the cash drawing, please find an RTCA student. All tickets are due by November 4th. Bring the whole family to McLendon Field and enjoy a night of family fun!

August Students of the Month

RTCA’s Lower School Student of the Month for August is Weston Sheppard. Weston is the son of Wes and Natalie Sheppard. He has a little brother, Carson, two dogs, Ace and Isabella, three goats, and many chickens. Weston was selected by faculty because he is very helpful with his peers. He made the new student feel welcomed, asked him to play at recess, and helped him in the lunch line. He is a good classroom helper, listens in class, and tries his best. Weston’s favorite subject is math and his favorite color is blue. He enjoys playing football, baseball, and soccer. During his spare time, Weston collects RC cars. When Weston grows up, he wants to be a veterinarian.
RTCA congratulates first grader Weston Sheppard.

RTCA's Student of the Month for the Month of August is seventh grader Anna Kate Joyner. Anna Kate is the daughter of Jeremy and Amber Joyner. She has an older sister, Madalyn, who is in the eleventh grade at RTCA.
Anna Kate was chosen by faculty because her good attitude and classroom behavior is to be praised. She always comes prepared, is engaged in discussion, and puts all her effort toward completing the assignment at hand. Anna Kate asks considered questions which shows her attention to the subject and makes inferences and sometimes corrections, demonstrating her comprehension. Anna's artistic drive is also to be commended. She puts thought into what she creates and seeks critique to improve her finished works.  Anna is a pleasure to have in the art room! Anna Kate participates in middle school softball, basketball, soccer, and track at RTCA. She is a member of Beta Club and 4H. She won the Tales of the Altamaha writing contest and the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. During her free time, Anna Kate enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
RTCA congratulates seventh grader Anna Kate Joyner.

RTCA’s High School Student of the Month for August is junior Savannah Moore. Savannah is the daughter of Adam and Lindsey Moore. She has a younger brother, Anderson who is in the 9th grade at RTCA. Savannah was chosen by faculty because she is attentive in class and when she is not sure about something, she always asks questions. She attempts all her work and when she doesn't get it the first time, she sticks with it until she accomplishes the goal. She keeps a smile on her face all day and is a joy to work with and teach. Savannah is a member of the Leo club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also participates in Varsity Spirit Cheer and Varsity Basketball. When Savannah graduates, she hopes to attend East Georgia College for her core classes and then transfer to Mercer or Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Marine Biology. 
RTCA congratulates junior Savannah Moore.


2023 Powder Puff Game

Robert Toombs Christian Academy had their fourth annual Powder Puff football game on Wednesday, September 20th at McLendon Field. There were two teams vying for the win. The Navy team consisted of the Sophomore and Junior classes, and the Columbia team consisted of the Freshman and Senior classes. The Senior class felt a lot of pressure for this highly anticipated game due to their three year reign as champions. Coaches for the teams were Hayden Kight, Hunter Sikes, and Tripp Durden for the Columbia team, and Gage Brantley and Jayden Toole for the Navy Team. The game consisted of two twenty minute halves and a ten minute halftime. The game started at 6:30 and had a great turn out. Throughout the first half both teams had gotten close to the end zone but were never able to break through to gain a touchdown. Notable defense was shown from Caroline Thompson for the Columbia team and Meredith Durden for the Navy team. A great passing game was shown by quarterback Emmie Davis for the Columbia team and Madalyn Joyner for the Navy team. After the halftime break it was back to business for both teams. Late in the second half the Navy team finally made it to the end zone for a touchdown pass thrown by Maddie Joyner and caught by Meredith Durden. With that play it brought the score to 6-0 for a victory by the Navy team. All proceeds were benefiting the Yearbook Staff. We would like to give a huge thank you to Becky Pittman for organizing and putting together this year's powderpuff game.

Pictured L-R:
Front Row: Ansley Akins, Marly Dismuke, Haylie Kight, Arlie Gooden, Caroline Thompson, Rachel Threlkeld, Addie Walden, Kylie Acosta, Ella Newton, Hannah Williams, Savannah Moore
Middle Row: Coach Hayden Kight, Coach Aaron Hankerson, Powder Puff Coordinator Becky Pittman, Amelia Moore, Josie Kight, Maggie Bowers, Aly  Hart, Jayden Butterworth, Emmie Davis, Madaline Wolfe, Mekhia Bell, Alayna Wimpey, Nora Williams, Maddie Joyner, Coach Blake Durden, Coach Hayden Kight, Coach Jayden Toole
Back Row: Coach Tripp Durden, Coach Eli Baker, Coach Rayce Sharpe, Coach Hunter Sikes, Julia Yacovella, Kailen Brantley, Referee Jared Durden, Leighton Williams, Bree Wimberly, Emily Edwards, Meredith Durden, Railee Thomas, Autumn Moore, Ronnie Thompson, Coach Gage Brantley, Referee Brian Fitzgerald, Coach Justin Powell.

RTCA's K3 Hosts Grandparents and Goodies

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's K3 students hosted their grandparents to a 'Grandparents and Goodies' on Monday, September 11th. K3 teacher Mrs. Tanya Coursey opened the breakfast with scripture followed by the students blessing the food. Grandparents and students enjoyed grits, sausage, fruit, donuts and fellowship. Each grandparent received a 'Grandparent Survival Kit' goodie bag and a canvas with their grandchild's hand prints as the leaves of the tree with the quote, "Grandparents are the roots of our family tree." This was the second time K3 has hosted 'Grandparents and Goodies' and we hope they continue this tradition for many years to come.

Grandparents Mike and Debbie Dees and great grandmother Juanice Vaughn are showing off their canvas made by their granddaughter, Ruthie Dees.

Reid Collins was very excited to have breakfast with his grandmother, Melissa Stanley, and great grandmother, Bonnie Scott.

Kindergarten Community Helpers Parade

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Kindergarten students held their 'Community Helpers' parade on Friday, September 8th. The students have been learning about Community Helpers in the classroom. Throughout the past few weeks, they have had several helpers such as police officers, lawyers, and preachers come speak to their class about what they do and how they help our community. On Friday, each student came to school dressed as a community helper they want to be when they grow up. They were then paraded down the elementary hall and the high school hall for everyone to see. There were doctors, veterinarians, police officers, artists, and more! We are so proud of these students and hope they continue to study hard so that they can become anything they want to be!

 Rush Payne wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

Cooper Ryner wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

RTCA Alumnae Receives White Coat at UGA

Join us in congratulating RTCA alumnae Analise Williams on her recent White Coat Ceremony at the University of Georgia! UGA is ranked in the top 24 of pharmacy programs in the country. Analise was 1 of 136 individuals welcomed into the Doctor of Pharamacy and is set to graduate in 2027! Way to go Analise! #OnceACrusaderAlwaysACrusader


Crusaders Start to Finish Reveal

Robert Toombs Christian Academy continued a new tradition called "Crusaders Start to Finish Reveal" on Wednesday, September 6th. Each Senior is partnered with a Kindergarten student as a mentor and friend to enjoy the entire school year with. On Wednesday, the Seniors held their big reveal and hid behind boxes decorated with a few of their Little Crusader's favorite things! The Seniors and Kindergarteners also exchanged gifts that included their favorite candy, favorite toy, a t-shirt, a stuffed animal, etc. Seniors then joined their littles for Chapel and will continue to hang out with their Little Crusader throughout the year. Some of the fun activities they get to do together are ice cream surprises, playing on the playground, reading to the class, sitting with them at All School Chapel, Christmas gift swap, and all of the graduation festivities towards the end of the year and so much more. This is a fun tradition RTCA started last year and we cannot wait to see all of the fun and exciting things they do together throughout the year!

 Seniors Emmie Davis and Rachel Threlkeld dressed up as Ana and Elsa from the movie Frozen, which is their Little Crusader's, Nettaley Coursey, favorite movie!

Seniors David Hill and Aaron Hankerson decorated their reveal box in their Little Crusaders, Hudson Hughes, favorite collegiate sports team, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Homecoming T-Shirt Order Form

Here's your first look at our 2023 Homecoming T-Shirts! Please turn in all order forms to homeroom teachers or the Front Office by Friday, September 8th! We will NOT be ordering extras, so please have your orders in on time!
If you have any questions, please contact Maddie Adams at

Order Form

RTCA Announces New Head of School

The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Mike Lothridge has been named as the new Head of School.

As a veteran educator, Mr. Lothridge has served in many leadership positions. These leadership roles have allowed him to cultivate the skills that are necessary to successfully serve as a Georgia Independent School educational leader. His experience and commitment to educational leadership, and his strong Christian and family values will be an asset for Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

Prior to being named as the Head of School, Mr. Lothridge has served as the school’s Director and Lead Instructor of Driver’s Education. While at Robert Toombs, he has also served as a Football and Golf Coach, and as a Bible, ELA, and History Instructor. Mr. Lothridge shared that his professional decision to join the Robert Toombs Christian Academy faculty was a highlight of his career as it allowed him to serve others in various supportive leadership roles within a family- oriented and Christian setting. Mr. Lothridge is excited to serve as the Robert Toombs Christian Academy Head of School and looks forward to the continuation of the school’s outstanding heritage.

Mr. Lothridge attained his Educational Specialist and Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife Connie reside in Toombs County.