We love Mekeel. It feels like a family. It feels great having my daughter go to school with other children and families that share our values. The staff are always so pleasant. Sending her to MCA is one of the best decisions we've ever made. We are very appreciative to be able to receive tuition assistance so she can attend such a great school.
We love the effort [by the faculty and staff] to show the students God's love through their lessons, discipline, and daily interactions. The teachers and administrators truly love the Lord and strive toward ministering to the students in a variety of ways. The administration is willing to listen to concerns and thoroughly examine the issues brought before them.
The elementary teachers have been wonderful to my children. They understand that each child is different, and they accept that and work with them. I also love that God is in everything they learn. It's awesome to hear them singing songs from chapel, or telling us the stories they learned in Bible.
Love MCA and its vision and what it stands for and whole heartedly believe this is where my child is called to.
I know my child has teachers who prayerfully care for him. He does not want to go anywhere else!
My children have been able to keep God first in their lives at school. Our number one priority in raising our kids is that they know God and His plan for their lives is the most important thing and I believe Mekeel Christian has been instrumental in helping us teach and demonstrate that to our kids.
Scholastic Book Fair
Come check out our Scholastic Book Fair, happening now!
Wednesday, March 13- Monday, March 18th on campus, and online, March 8th-22nd
All Tournament Team Members Chosen
Congratulations to senior Madison Show and junior Ozzy DeJesus on being selected to join the girls class B and boys class A 2019 all tournament teams!
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Historic Season for Mekeel Christian Varsity Boys Basketball
The journey for our Varsity Boys Basketball Team’s State Championship victory started long before their game against Seton Catholic on March 17th. If you had looked at them one year prior, you would find a Mekeel team restless and eager for the following winter season, looking for the opportunity to prove themselves’ after a heartbreaking loss to Glens Falls in the Section 2 Final. The Lions would return all but one player from their ’16-17 team.
In the Section
The ‘17-18 Mekeel Christian Boys Basketball Team finished the regular season 17-3, with two of the three losses coming near the end of the season against two very high caliber opponents. Mekeel earned the #1 overall seed for the Section 2 Class B Tournament. The challenge of getting through Sectionals weighed heavy on the minds of the team, as they knew winning a sectional final would mean a possible matchup against Watervliet in the semifinal, and last year’s Champion Glens Falls in the final. The Lions were able to cruise through their first two games of the Sectional Tournament. This meant a rematch against Watervliet from January 10th, where Mekeel was able to edge out Vliet in a two-point 65-63 victory on their home court. From this point on in their post-season run, defense became the foundation for the Lions.
The Lions went on to beat Watervliet 62-53 in the Sectional Semifinal, which brought them to a matchup against Schalmont who had upset Glens Falls in the other Semifinal game. The Lions knew going into the game it would be a dog-fight, despite their confidence in being the better team. Despite their struggles shooting the ball, it was the 26 offensive rebounds that ultimately made the difference in their 69-59 victory over Schalmont. One year after a heartbreaking loss to Glens Falls in the 2017 Sectional Finals, the Mekeel Lions reigned as Champions of Section 2, Class B.
In the Region
After this win, Mekeel received a bye for the first game in the Regional Tournament which brought about a matchup against the Canton Golden Bears for the Regional Final. The Lions trailed Canton by as many as eight points in the 3rd quarter before making their final offensive push that ultimately led to a 53-47 win in the regional final. This was the first time since 2007 the boys basketball team qualified for the state tournament, and the first time ever in Class B.
The first round game was against Briarcliff, a well-rounded defensive-minded team. This semifinal matchup did not disappoint as it was neck and neck throughout. Near the end of regulation with only 37 seconds remaining in the game Mekeel found themselves down five. After a drive down the left side of the court Deonte Holder found fellow senior Jordan Jackson open in the corner which put them down two. Briarcliff retrieved the ball and missed the front end of a 1 and 1, which led to Deonte Holder finding a streaking Gideon Agbo down the right side of the court. Gideon caught the ball on the right block for a catch and finish through some contact to tie things up at 56. Briarcliff came down the court with seven seconds left but were unable to score, leading to overtime. The first overtime consisted of both teams trading baskets to pave the way for a second overtime. The Lions finally ran the show through the second overtime to complete the comeback with a final score of 68-61.
In the State
March 17th, 2018 the Lions finished their run in the Class B State Championship Game against hometown Seton Catholic. It definitely seemed that Mekeel would be the underdog given that it was essentially a home game for the green-wearing Saints on St. Patrick’s Day. With both teams coming off double overtime wins the night before, it was apparent that legs were not as fresh as at the previous semifinal games. With only one quarter left in the State Championship Game, the Lions held only a four point lead. As had been the case for the entire post-season for the Lions, it was defense that proved to be the key to success. Mekeel held a very disciplined Seton Catholic team to only four points in the fourth quarter. With the lead at the end of the game the Lions were able to knock down their free-throws to secure the victory. The Mekeel Christian Lions were now the 2018 Class B State Champions!
The Lions went on to finish off their season in the NYS Federation Tournament before losing in the tournament finals to Fannie Lou Hamer out of the Bronx, NY. It was a historic season for the Mekeel Boys Basketball Team that none involved will soon forget.
State Final Four!
It’s a BIG week for the Lion Family!
Our Varsity Boys Basketball Team has made it to the Class B State Final Four, which means they will play this Friday night in Binghamton at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Arena at 6:45pm, where the Lions will take on the Bears of Briarcliff Manor High School. Game tickets are $10. If the Lions win on Friday, they will play at the same location on Saturday at 9:00pm in the Class B State Finals.
We will be running a coach bus from Mekeel to the arena on Friday. It will leave at 3:30 and is expected to arrive back to the school between 11pm and 12am. The cost to ride will be $12. Riders will also need to bring money for admission ($10) and food. Individuals wishing to ride the bus must pre-pay when they sign up with Mrs. Kahler in the Main Office. Seats will be reserved on a first come/first pay basis.
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