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PCA Senior Named Davey O'Brien Scholarship Award Finalist

Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) is excited to announce that Senior Randell Holmes has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 35th Annual Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award.

Holmes has a 3.85 grade point average and is a winner of the Principal’s Honor Roll Award. He is a member of PCA’s National Honor Society and serves as executive president of the student body. Holmes has competed on the school’s football, track and lacrosse teams and was captain of the varsity football team. As a senior football player, the running back earned 1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-State and Academic All-State Honors.

Interim Head of School, Mr. John Klingstedt, commended Holmes for his selection as a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Scholarship. “At Prestonwood Christian Academy, our goal is that students would strive to go above and beyond in all things for the glory of God. I commend Randell for how he leads at PCA with character and honor on the field, in the classroom and amongst his family and peers,” said Klingstedt.

The recipient of the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award of $30,000 will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Foundation will award $2,500 scholarships to each of the four remaining finalists. Recipients of the High School Scholarship Award are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership and varsity sports participation.

“Randell is a hard worker, a friend to everyone, a leader, and a servant,” said Upper School Principal, Mrs. Wendy Morris. “While football is his passion, he also serves through our Student Government Association as the Executive President. Randell was voted for this position by his peers because he is a friend to all and willing to work for the school. Academics are important to him, and he values his teachers.  He loves the Lord and tries to walk in a way to bring honor to the Lord. We are so proud of all that Randell has done both on and off the field.”

The Foundation has distributed over $1.2 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field to leadership in life. The winner will be honored virtually on Monday, Feb. 15. More information is available at https://daveyobrienaward.org/2021/01/five-davey-obrien-high-school-scholarship-finalists-named/.

Prestonwood Christian Academy is made up of five schools serving students across the Dallas Metroplex and virtually throughout the world. More than 1,650 students are enrolled at three campuses: Plano (Pre-K3 through 12th Grade), PCA North in Prosper (Pre-K3 through 10th Grade) and PCAplus Virtual Academy. St. Timothy Christian Academy in Plano serves students with learning differences and The King’s Academy provides a Christian education to students in South Dallas. The PCA School System has been recognized as having one of the strongest Christian education programs in the country providing intentional biblical worldview training and integration. PCA places great value on the growth of students’ spiritual health in addition to their scholastic endeavors and co-curricular activities. Tantamount to its Spiritual Development plan is PCA’s rigorous Liberal Arts academic program. From the first graduating class in 2002 through the class of 2020, graduates have been offered more than $140 million in scholarship for academics, arts and athletics from universities and other institutions of higher learning. PCA is now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. Go to prestonwoodchristian.org/admissions for more information.