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Emily Sewell – BCA Class of 2012


BCA Alumni, Emily Sewell spent 6 weeks during the summer of 2018 on a mission trip as an intern in a predominantly Muslim country in North Africa (due to the sensitive nature of where she was, she is unable to give the exact country). Her trip coincided with Ramadan which gave her an even more in depth look into the Muslim culture. Ramadan is a holy month for the culture where the people fast from eating food and drinking water from sunrise (4:00am) to sunset (7:30pm).  They do this to mark the time that Allah gave the first chapters othe Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. Around 7:30, Muslimbreak the fast each night with a meal called Iftour, then they eatwo other meals throughout the night and finish with Shhoor jusbefore the sun comes up.  Ramadan was an interesting time for Emily and the other missionaries because they wanted to be respectful of the culture, so they had to take measures not to eat in the streets or drink water outside during the day.

Witnessing in a Muslim country is very different from typical mission trips where you are able to witness openly. Instead, the goal for Emily was to befriend people, establish a relationship, and then once comfortable, she was able to present the Gospel to her friends that she had made. Emily was able to accomplish this by taking Arabic classes in the Muslim country she was residing in and befriending the other students of the class. The goal is to witness to at least one or two Muslims praying that it would fall on ears open and ready to receive the Good News. Emily had an amazing experience and took away as much from the trip as she gave if not more.  Four truths that Emily learned over the 6 weeks that she was away is:
1. There are not enough people willing to cross the oceans to tell the world about Jesus

(The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few).
2. The people who are already doing the work are really cool!
3. There are 5 great commissions in the New Testament, one in each gospel book and the last in Acts…let’s go!
4. God provides and goes with us wherever we go.

Samuel Pickerign – BCA Class of 2012

After leaving BCA he went on the Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota where he participated in Football, Basketball, Track, Golf, Debate, Choir, Theatre and Student Research.  During his student research he worked on a project that sent two experiments to the International Space Station. He currently attends the University of Minnesota where he plays football and is an honor student.   Samual says that BCA helped him by providing a grounded foundation for his faith. “At a large, public University and even at a Christian high school, I have found my faith being tested, but the foundation built in at BCA has helped me to stay strong.” 

Madison Garrett – BCA Class of 2009


Madison Garrett started BCA in 2000 as a Kindergartner and graduated from BCA in 2009. Madison went on to attend Lambert High School where she graduated. After High School, she attended UGA. She recently graduated Cum Laude with an English Degree.

Mitchell Garrett – BCA Class of 2012

Mitchell Garrett

Mitchell Garrett started at BCA in K5. He graduated in 2012 and went on to attend high school at Lambert High in Forsyth County where he will graduate AP Scholar with Honors in May 2016.  Mitchell was a part of the Lambert Marching Stampede as well as the World Class Lambert Indoor Drumline all 4 years where he was part of the leadership team. He was also a member of the NHS, NTHS, and FBLA at Lambert and co-president of Flood. Flood is a community service mission group that provides opportunities for students to service in their community.  During his time at Lambert, Mitchell received awards in Physics, Computer Service, Spanish 3, and was nominated for the Excellence in Citizenship award.   Mitchell received a Presidential Scholarship to Auburn & will attend the Honors College at Auburn University for Mechanical Enginerring in the Fall of 2016.

Christopher Martore – BCA Class of 2010

Christopher started in Bridgeway in our K4 class and graduated in 2010.  While at BCA, Christopher played basketball and soccer and was also involved in the percussion and praise band.  After BCA Christopher attended Lambert High School and graduated from there in 2014.  During his time at Lambert, he did the complete engineering pathway, lettered in football, was an FCA leader for 3 years & went on many mission trips including a trip to Haiti.   After Lambert Christopher went on to the University of North Ga in Dahlonega. He is pursuing a double major in Business and Communications.  At UNG, Christopher has participated in intramural flag football and basketball. He also attends the Living Room North (college discipleship at Browns Bridge Church).

Stephen Martore – BCA Class of 2012


Stephen began his time at Bridgeway in K4 and attended until in graduated in 2012. While in the 8th at BCA, he was part of Jr. National Honors Society.  He also played basketball and soccer as well as play the guitar on the worship team. After 8th grade Stephen went to Lambert High School where he completed the Marketing pathway (Sports Marketing).  He was a DECA member & lettered in football. He was part of the FCA for 3 years and the President his senior year. Stephen was a Younglife leader and participated in the Younglife worship band. After he graduates from Lambert in May of 2016, Stephen will be heading off to Auburn University where he plans to pursue a double major in Business & Political Science.  He desires to continue in leadership within the Younglife organization as well as go through fraternity rush.

Ashley Mosley – BCA Class of 2012

Ashley Mosley 2012

Ashley was part of Bridgeway’s 2012 graduating class and attended high school at Providence Christian Academy.  After graduating from Providence in May 2016, Ashley will be attending Samford University.  While at Providence, Ashley was a discipleship leader for underclassmen girls, a student ambassador, and an assistant to the administrative staff.  She played Volleyball and received the Club Volleyball Leadership Award.  Ashley is also a member of the broadcasting team.  Ashley was a Junior Deaconess, Pathfinder Junior Leader, Young Adult Liasion on Church Road, and Vacation Bible School Leader in her church.  She has stayed very active in her community through various service work like Operation Christmas Child, Cure Childhood Cancer, AFLAC Cancer Call Center Fundraiser, 7 Bridges Homeless Ministry, Gateway Homeless Shelter, Lawrenceville Co-Op, and multiple mission trip to Costa Rica with Providence.  Ashley still has roots at BCA helping out as our Middle School Assistant Volleyball Coach.

David Ridley – BCA Class of 2012


David graduated from BCA in 2012. While at Bridgeway, David was active in band and Mr. Paul Baehman was his first saxophone teacher. Mr. Baehman always encouraged him to seek way to improve and to try different music venues.  During the summer David participated in Vivace Music Camp.  After BCA, David attended Alpharetta High School and will graduate in May 2016.  While at AHS he held many positions in the band – band leadership 2014-16, band captain 2015-16, principal chair wind ensemble 2015-16, tri-m music honor society 2014-16, woodwind choir 2014-16, Fulton Co. honor band 2014-15, and GMEA district 5 honor band 2013-15. In the Fall of 2016, David will head to Georgia State University Music School where he has received a partial scholarship in marching band.

Lael White – BCA Class of 2015

Lael White graduated from BCA in 2015 and went on to high school at Lambert High in Forsyth County.  She writes for the Lambert Post. Check out her article entitled “The World’s Greatest Gifts”.

Sarah Green – BCA Class of 2010

Sarah attended BCA from 2001 to 2010.  After BCA, she attended South Forsyth High School where she graduated with Honors in 2014. At SFHS, she was on the Volleyball and Equestrain teams. She was the captain of the Equestrain team her Junior and Senior year. Sarah was a DECA competitor all 4 years of High School and placed every year at the DECA State competition.  She went on to DECA Internationals all 4 years as well and placed 3rd in the world her Junior year. She is currently attends Clemson University where she is studying Marketing as her major and pursuing a minor in Psychology.  Sarah is a member of Delta Zeta sorority and is involved in multiple leadership committees including Big/Little reveal.  She is also interning at Cormatrix which is a cardiovascular company specializing in regenerative medicine.