Summit Academy enrollment up 14%
Summit Academy reported enrollment of 71 students at the beginning of the year, which is an increase of 10 over 61 students enrolled last year at this time.
Summit Academy welcomes Mr. James Hickel as the new principal.  Mr. Hickel obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Education Leadership.   He has over 35 years of experience in Catholic education.   His past school assignments have included: 4 years as the Dean of Students at Magdalen College, 13 years as co-founder and Headmaster of Holy Rosary Academy, and2 years as Headmaster of Ville de Marie Academy.
Mr. Hickel has a great philosophy of education and expressed this to the families at Summit during a recent open house.   He defines education as “to lead one from ignorance to knowledge, from opinion to truth, and from self to Christ.”  He goes on to explain, “the five aspects of a student’s life that need to be simultaneously addressed, which are (the student’s) intellectual, moral, spiritual, social, and physical life.  Students need to be given the correct and proper information in these areas as well as be provided with the correct and proper formation.“
Summit Academy made another administrative change this year. Instead of an Academic Coordinator as in the past, we now have a Formation Coordinator.  Mrs. Gina Lustig accepted this position for the school year.  Mrs. Lustig will help the teachers and students develop in integral areas of Spiritual, Apostolic and Human Formation.  The Academic Formation will be the duty of the Principal.
Summit Academy has a highly qualified staff; who are eager and highly motivated for a successful school year.  Summit will be hosting the annual “Mystery Night” at the Greencreek Hall on October 5th.  We encourage everyone to attend and to meet and greet our wonderful teachers and administration!

Summit picks up first league win
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots split a pair of league matches over the past week, both played at the Highland High School gym in Craigmont.
Vs. Kendrick
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Summit lost to the Kendrick Tigers 23-25, 13-25, 21-25.
Summit gave them a battle in the first and third games.
In the JV match the two teams each won one game.
Vs. Highland
On Monday, Sept. 23 Summit swept the host Huskies for their first league win of the season 25-14, 29-27 and 25-22.Rachael Frei makes a pass in the Highland match. Also shown are Sarah Chmelik, 8, Ashlee Stubbers, 6, and Kaitlyn Stubbers, foreground.
Summit took control early in the opening game as Rachael Frei scored a sideout kill and then served the Patriots to a 6-0 lead.
Highland was able to come back and cut the lead to 6-4 but a couple of aces by Megan Seubert pushed the lead back to 6 at 10-4.
A 4-point service run by Frei which included a couple of aces, opened up the game late to 22-13 and Summit coasted to a win.
Highland regrouped in the second game and gave the Patriots much more of a battle.
Summit jumped out to a 6-2 lead with Seubert serving 3 aces and Ally Hale scoring a kill on a block.
Highland though answered back and were able to take the lead at 11-13. From that point on the game was tied 10 different times with neither side able to take much of an advantage.
It didn’t look good for Summit when Highland took a 21-23 lead that had Summit calling a timeout.
Highland missed the serve coming out of the timeout and Megan Rehder served an ace and Seubert a kill to give Summit a game-point chance at 24-23.
Highland fought back with 2 straight points for their own game-point chance but again missed a serve.
Summit had another game point chance at 27-26 but Highland scored a kill to tie it one more time.
Hale scored a kill for a third game point chance for Summit and this time they capitalized as Sarah Chmelik served up an ace.
In the third game Summit jumped out to a 4-1 lead as Frei and Seubert each served an ace.
Summit managed to build leads of 11-6 and 16-9 only to see Highland rally back with a big service run by Lacey Hovey that cut the lead to 16-15.
Highland then were able to take their first lead of the game at 17-18 and again at 19-20 before their nemesis, the missed serve, reared its head again.
At 20-20, Rachel Waters served Summit to the brink with a couple of aces and a kill by Rehder and a stuff by Hale that made it 24-20.
Highland scored the sideout and added an ace but then the missed serve bit them again to give Summit the match.
For the match Hal had 13 kills including 5 stuff blocks and an ace. Seubert had 9 kills, 1 assists and 7 aces. Frei had 6 kills, 8 assists and 9 aces. Sarah Chmelik had 4 kills, 4 assists and 2 aces. Rehder had 3 kills, 2 assists and 1 ace. Waters had 5 assists and 5 aces. Kaitlyn Stubbers had 4 assists and 2 kills.
Summit is now 1-4 in league play and 3-8 overall.
Summit also won both games in the JV match 25-13, 25-21.
In the opening game a 5-point service run by Waters turned a slim 8-7 lead into a 13-7 lead.
Summit held the lead at around 6-8 points until Bridget Beckman took over on the service line at 19-13. She proceeded to serve out the game with 3 aces plus a kill each by Waters, Kaitlyn Stubbers and Seubert.
The second game was close all the way although Summit threatened to break it open when Seubert served up 4 straight aces  to make it 16-13.
Highland managed to tie the game at 17-17 but were never able to retake the lead.
Megan Rehder digs a serve against Highland. Also shown is Ally Hale.
Summit’s Megan Seubert tips the ball in the match at Highland Monday.

JV at 6 p.m., varsity to follow except where indicated
Summit home matches to be played at Highland
24-Jamboree at Highland, 4 p.m.
29-at Nezperce, lost in 4 games
  3-Tri-Match at Grangeville. Vs. Deary @ 5 p.m., vs. G’ville @ 8 p.m., lost to both Grangeville and Deary
  7-at Genesee Tournament, TBA
10-Nezperce, here (HHS), postponed, makeup date not set yet
12-at Logos, lost in 4 games
14-at Grangeville Tournament, won 2 matchs, lost 3, consolation champions
17-Kendrick, here (HHS),  lost in 3 games
21-Prairie JV tournament, TBA
23-at Highland, won in 3 games
24-at Deary, lost in 3 games, scores next week
28-at Potlatch Tournament, TBA
  1-at Timberline
  3-at Kendrick
  7-Tri-match at Prairie. Vs. Highland, 5 p.m.; vs. Prairie, 8 p.m.
  8-Logos, here (HHS)
10-at Grangeville
15-Timberline, here (HHS)
19-24-District at LCSC
26-State play-in match
Nov. 1 & 2-State at Lewiston High School

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