Beacons Take First in Tri-Metro Weightlifting Competition
WeightliftingBeacon athletes competed in the Tri-Metro Weightlifting Championship on March 14, 2017 and won for the sixth year in a row! This is the ninth year of the annual competition, and CA has won seven of those years.  We are proud of our Beacon Strength program and our high level of participation (50 of our student athletes competed).  Many of our athletes recorded personal records in their lifts.  Special thanks to our athletes, our seniors, and the Beacon Strength coaching staff:  Coach Michaels, Coach Quast and Coach Wolf.  
 
Special congratulations go to the athletes who placed:
Division Champion:  Lydia Lecher
Second Place Finishers:  Isaiah Wilson, Anika Neumann, Joel Gmach, DeShante Peterson, Sydney Hackett, Elizabeth Ostendorf, Elijah Rollerson, Jake Salisbury, Casey Hackett
Third Place Finishers:  Jordan Brennan, Arika Robinson, Taylor Brunn, Sadaya Stowers, Naomi Bunker, Erin Fallert, Eben Mundfrom, Donovan Baker, Karl Valin 
 
 
Blood Drive on March 31

Parents and students 16 years old and older are welcome to participate in a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers at CA on March 31. All registrations can be done online at mbc.org/searchdrives with sponsor code 3501. Consent forms are available online and at school. Your participation helps support a CA student who is working this event for a potential college scholarship! Email Lisa Sell with questions: lisa.sell@concordiaacademy.com.

1000 Students Celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week at CA

We were blessed to have 1000 students, teachers, and parents from Twin Cities Lutheran elementary schools celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week with us on January 23! The day openend with worship and a "rock opera" version of "The Three Little Pigs." After that, students attended a variety of sectionals, participated in service projects, enjoyed time with CA's "His People" choir, ate lunch, and ended the day with more worship.  Thanks to Central Lutheran, St. Paul; Gethsemane, Maplewood; King of Kings, Roseville; St. John, Elk River; St. John’s, Corcoran; St. Paul’s, Prior Lake; Trinity Academy, Hudson; Trinity First, Minneapolis; Trinity Lone Oak, Eagan; and Trinity, St. Francis for being here to celebrate the amazing work that God does in our Lutheran schools! 

National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week
Volleyball Is Second in State!

The Concordia Academy Beacons finished the 2016 MN State Volleyball Tournament on November 12 as second in state, wrapping up an amazing weekend of volleyball! Congratulations to the Beacons on an outstanding season that filled us all with amazing amounts of Beacon Pride! Special congratulations to Erin Fallert, Anika Neuman & Brooke Weichbrodt, CA players who were named to the All- Tournament Team!

View Pioneer Press coverage of the Class AA finals game by clicking here.
View WCCO-TV coverage of the Beacons' Nov. 11 semifinals victory by clicking here.
View Star Tribune MN Volleyball Hub coverage of the Beacons' Nov. 10 victory by clicking here.
View Star Tribune MN Volleyball Hub coverage of the Beacons' Nov. 3 section victory by clicking here.
View photographer Nate Jorgensen's photos from this season's games, including all three State Tournament games, by clicking here. The password is "cabeacons".
 

Beacons Volleyball

 
200 Attend Grandparents Day

On October 10, Concordia Academy was honored to welcome 200 grandparents into our building for Grandparents Day. They spent time worshipping with, praying over, and eating with their grandchildren. In addition, the grandparents enjoyed a special concert, a presentation about CA’s Innovation Lab, a mini-tour of the building, and time to catch up with old friends. The smiles, hugs, and proud looks that filled the building helped make this one of the best days of the year!

New Members Inducted Into CA's Athletic Hall of Fame
At a banquet on Septmeber 17, six new members were inducted into Concordia Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2016 inductees are:
  • Glenn Baumann (Coach)
  • Steve Cobbs (Class of 1986)
  • Dr. Jennifer Hale (Class of 1992)
  • Mark Johnson (Class of 1973)
  • Stephanie Johnson (Class of 1982)
  • Rod Olson (Class of 1984)
New inductees, their invited guests, and a number of previous inductees were all in attendance. Pastor Baumann, who was inducted posthumously, was honored by former players and 19 members of his family who were in attendance. Retired CA teacher and coach Tom Kuseske was the emcee for the event. 
 
Photos and biographies of the new inductees will be added to the Hall of Fame wall in the lower gym later this year. To learn more about the Athletic Hall of Fame and read about previous inductees, click here. 
 
Nominations for 2017 inductees will be accepted starting in spring next year.
 
2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Beacon Cup Results

Golf Tournament WinnersThe 13th Annual Beacon Cup was held Saturday, June 18, 2016 with many alumni, past and present parents, teachers, coaches and friends of CA in attendance. Thank you to our many volunteers and sponsors Palomino Sports and David Grupa Photography. Congratulations to our winners Jordan Kordosky, Zach Kordosky, Ryan Sundberg, and Steve Hanson. They walked away with a trophy and a lot of great CA swag, and their names will be added to the Beacon Cup. Thank you to all our golfers for your continued support. You can view more photos from the event by going to our Facebook page.