Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Brennen Wilde recently won a regional scholarship worth $500 for outstanding scholarship and musical achievements.
Wilde was one of 59 high school seniors from the Class of 2017 enrolled in 23 Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) selected to compete in a national awards program.
Wilde won the award from the Joshua Expeditions Outstanding SBACS Musicians Award Program. To qualify for the award, a senior must have at least a 3.0 non-weighted cumulative grade-point average; be highly involved in music and show a superior level of vocal or instrumental skill; demonstrate an active faith in Christ; audition by CD; and receive recommendations from music directors and teachers indicating good character, service and leadership within their schools, churches and communities.
The purpose of the Joshua Expeditions Outstanding SBACS Scholars & Musicians Awards Program is to discover and recognize students in Southern Baptist Christian schools across the country. Each fall, SBACS member schools nominate candidates, and nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships.
The program is funded by a grant from Joshua Expeditions, a non-profit Christian student travel company that offers global educational and mission trips for high school students from across the United States.