After coming off a big win against one of the top girls basketball teams in the state, ELCA, the Landmark Christian varsity girls basketball team finished the region tournament last week as the third seed for the state tournament. They will travel to Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, February 24, to take on Calvary Day School in the first round of the GHSA 1-A Private State Tournament. The game is set to start at 5:30 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that two Landmark seniors, Olivia Hardeman and Sammie McGurl, were selected as 2021 National Merit Finalists! This is a tremendous honor as more than 1.5 million juniors in 21,000 high schools across the country entered into the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Out of those taking the test, only 15,000 across the nation were selected to earn the title of Finalist! Olivia and Sammie now advance for consideration of a $2500 National Merit Scholarship to be announced in the coming months.
Tommy Lewis, having 21 years experience as a head football coach, and a proven winner on and off the field will lead the Landmark Christian School War Eagles football program. Over two decades, Lewis amassed an impressive 168-81 winning record, 5 State Championships, 3 Runner-Up titles, and reached the state semifinals 14 times. Most recently he took a struggling program at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to two consecutive State Playoff appearances and the school’s first playoff win in 29 seasons. Other successful programs under Lewis included Victory Christian (FL), Hilton Head Christian Academy (SC), and Greenbrier Christian (VA). In 2013 Lewis was named FHSAA-2A State Coach of the Year. Lewis is known for building programs and developing young men through a philosophy of teaching life through football. His development of players, especially in the quarterback role has made an impact; 44 of his players continued at the collegiate level.
Last weekend the Varsity Wrestling team hosted Sectionals in hopes of heading back to State Duals for the third year in a row. Coming into Sectionals, the War Eagles were crowned 5-A Dual Champions for the second year in a row after going 4-0 on the weekend.