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Pony Express is a publication of Lipscomb Academy. Lipscomb Academy serves students from the age of two to twelfth grade. As an intentional Christian school, they encourage students to discover their faith by serving others in Nashville and around the world.

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    Class of 2024 Selects This Year’s Mr. and Miss Lipscomb

    On September 6th, Mason Baker and Avery Calendine were revealed to be Mr. and Miss Lipscomb for the 2023-2024 school year. These titles are selected by the Senior Class each year to represent the seniors, the student body, and the entire Lipscomb community. These are the two highest honors a student at Lipscomb can receive.  According to Dr. Savage, “Seniors select students who embrace and personify Lipscomb values as they seek to Love God, Serve Others, Respect All, Pursue Joy, Seek to Learn, Embrace Collaboration, Deliver Our Best, and Create Solutions.” Avery Calendine has attended Lipscomb Academy for 14 years. She is currently involved in the Service Club, the Spanish…

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    Tav Shaffer replaces Deuce Knight as the Mustang’s starting quarterback. 

    Lipscomb Academy lost their star quarterback, Deuce Knight, after he played three games for the Mustangs, resulting in a QB change that put Tav Shaffer on the starting offensive lineup. The Lipscomb football team dominated through the 2021 and 2022 seasons, but the 2023 season has proved challenging. Knight left his home in Mississippi, over 400 miles away from Nashville, to pursue his football career at Lipscomb. His time as a Mustang didn’t last long. He started the season with the Mustangs at the end of July, but he returned home after Lipscomb’s third game of the season. “I just wanted to get around everybody else in my family, my…

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    Party Pump Club Debut

    LA Party Pump is the new groove at Lipscomb Academy. This new dance club will get the school moving. Members Jacqueline Hesselrode, Presley Miller, and Sydney McGaughey tell us what we can expect.  Unlike many other clubs, Dance Club was a more spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment choice.  Hesselrode said, “Me, Sydney, and Presley attended the YMCA to go to Zumba classes, and one day I asked Sydney if we should start a club, like a Zumba club, and she thought that was a great idea.” It didn’t take long for the faculty to approve this club and let it launch. The charter members knew they needed a sponsor, and Miranda Giles, known…

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    Interview with Junior President and Vice President

    In this interview I talked with Junior class president, CJ Jimcoily, to dive into his intentions for the student body and his goals set for the Junior class. Was there a moment or point that made you decide to run for president? It was something I had wanted to do for a while. In your speech, you said you want to prioritize student voices. How do you plan to get feedback from the students and put their opinions to use? Using my relationships that I have with students, I know I can directly ask some of the students for their opinions. I also am proposing to do more surveys and…

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    Interview with Sophomore Class President and Vice President

    In this interview, I was able to hear from Jonathan Hairston, who was voted Sophomore Class President. We talk about his past experience, his future goals, and gain some insight into what can be in store for the next year. How long have you been at Lipscomb, and what have you learned during your time here that will help guide you as SGA President?  I have been at Lipscomb Academy for eight years. During that time, I have learned that the class of 2026 values service, community, and fun. Aligning our events and efforts with these values will be my priority.  You mentioned in your speech that you have been…

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    Interview with Senior Class President, Lucy Allen

    In this interview, I was able to talk to Lucy Allen, the Senior Class President. We talked about her role as president, exciting new possibilities for the senior class, and more insight into her campaign. How will your role as senior class president differ from Jake Rosenthal’s role as Student Body president? While everyone on SGA thinks of the best interests of the whole student body, my job is to specifically make sure that the ideas and thoughts of the senior class are represented to the best of my ability. Jake has done and is doing an excellent job of balancing input from all grades, but my focus is on…

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    Interview with Lipscomb’s New Freshman President, Tucker Dukes

    I had the opportunity to speak with Lipscomb’s Freshman class president, Tucker Dukes, and the Vice President, Emma Singleton, to learn more about their campaigns and plans moving forward for the freshman class. Lucy Edgley: How long have you been at Lipscomb? Tucker Dukes: This is my third year. That would mean you got here in sixth grade or..? Seventh grade Seventh grade, okay, do you think that you not being a “lifer” allows you to bring anything unique to the table? How does that make you feel—running for president since you haven’t been here since fifth grade, but you’re also not the newest? Well, I’ve seen like other schools…

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    IMG at Lipscomb Game Preview

    Tension remains high at Lipscomb Academy as the varsity football team prepares to go against IMG Academy in this Friday’s game. Currently ranked no. 4 nationally, the Ascenders are proving themselves to be the Mustang’s biggest competition in years. Lipscomb Academy students are not the only ones anxious to watch the game. With over 2,000 tickets sold, this game is attracting a lot of attention nationwide, with even coaches like Nick Saban rumored to attend.  What’s New With The Mustangs Following the 2022-2023 football season, the Mustangs have experienced multiple changes to their football program. Looking forward to the new season, you can expect to see a lot of new…

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    Lipscomb Academy performs The Little Mermaid for Spring Musical 

    The Lipscomb Academy theater program performed the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” for their annual high school musical. Behind the scenes, the program navigated exciting technical challenges, new cast members and a new staff.  The musical featured one of Lipscomb’s first Sophomore Leads, Charlotte Payne as Ariel, and new student Kyle Varenkamp as Prince Eric. Both thrived despite having less experience with the Lipscomb theater programs. The cast also adapted to a new Director, Christin Toole, since Lipscomb’s previous Director transferred to the university.  The Lipscomb Academy Theater Program has performed many great Disney hits over the past years including “Cinderella” in 2018 and “High School Musical” in 2022. This…

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    Amy Welch gets vulnerable about work and faith

    Navigating middle school and high school can be one of the hardest challenges children face as the social aspects of school are highly overlooked. For some students it can be a wonderful experience full of life-giving moments. For others, not so much. High school can be a dreaded and anxiety-induced seven hours of their day.  In our day and age, people expect students to not only succeed but to excel in all their academics. This is creating one of the most stressed out and anxious generations. But who are the people in students’ lives that mentor them and guide them into success? Here at Lipscomb, Amy Welch is one of…