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by Dr. Barry Shealy, FPD Associate Head of School

Recently, I presented the William Harris Bragg Teacher of the Year Award to math teacher Cynthia Huggins. Cynthia’s students and peers praised her for supporting students personally, academically, and spiritually. They mentioned her hard work, availability, skill in the classroom, and love for FPD. As one student said, “She works with us personally and will always do everything she can to make us succeed, while keeping the class challenging enough that we have to try our hardest.”

Earlier this spring, our STAR Student, Jansyn Samples, selected English and psychology teacher Chelsea Latimer as her STAR Teacher. For this award, the school’s top SAT scorer selects the teacher who had the greatest impact on his or her scholastic development.

In many schools, the same one or two teachers are recognized year after year. At FPD, however, students have selected 18 different STAR Teachers over the past 20 years. We have also had as many as 20 teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year in a single year. It is no surprise that parents consistently mention our teachers as a primary strength of the school. One parent wrote during accreditation last year, “The teachers and staff members go above and beyond to get to know our students on a personal level, supporting their strengths and giving them wings.”

So, who are these 90+ people with whom we entrust our students for 1200 hours a year (plus many hours of after-school activities)?

The FPD Profile of a Christian Educator defines four characteristics we seek in teachers.

Mature and Growing Christian

The Apostle Paul encouraged his readers to, “Be imitators of me, as I imitate Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1). FPD calls teachers who are worth of emulating. They all have different personalities, gifts, styles, interests, and abilities but all share the quality of mature and growing Christians and credible professions of faith.

All teachers are involved in a local church and many teach and serve in leadership capacities in those churches. They participate in biblical studies as part of their professional learning and their annual professional growth plans include plans for spiritual growth. They regularly pray for each other and their students worship together at least monthly. During accreditation, one teacher praised “the community among the faculty which overflows to the families of our students. The teachers truly care about each other and the hearts of their students.”

Qualified and Growing Professional

All FPD faculty members have a degree and certification or its equivalent in their teaching field. Over 70% of teachers have an advanced degree (as compared to 44% of Georgia teachers). FPD teachers average 18 years of experience with over 80% teaching for 10 or more years.

One noted educator said, “If you stop growing today, you stop teaching tomorrow.” Our teachers understand this concept well and participate regularly in educational, subject area, and biblical studies. We have a strong Professional Learning Community culture with teachers learning with and from each other in ways that connect their learning directly to their classrooms.

We annually have a whole-school learning emphasis. This year the faculty and staff participated in small group studies of Paul David Tripp’s Your Christian School – A Culture of Grace. Individuals and groups of teachers also traveled to workshops on writing, technology, literature, mathematics (at the University of Chicago), environmental education, and physics among others. Recently, a group of teachers shared their experience at a Diversity in Christian Education conference with the entire faculty.

A visiting college administrator was so impressed with our professional learning he said he hoped to take aspects of our model back to his university. In our graduate profile, we want all our students to be Lifelong Learners and our teachers are great models for them.

Competent Christian Educator

FPD teachers’ instructional skills are evaluated in seven areas including demonstrating understanding of the nature of the learner, the content area and how it is arranged to facilitate learning, and the assessment of student achievement.

Part of the teacher’s content knowledge is demonstrating a Biblical foundation for the subject area. For example, in teaching about “first Christian king of the Franks,” Rennie Atkinson is able to raise the issue of what it means to be a “Christian” ruler. In my Calculus class, I emphasize that we are developing ways of modeling our world to identify and solve problems we face and, thus, fulfill our responsibility for redemptive action in the world. English teachers use literature to help students understand and respond to different world views they may face in life.

A mentor of mine said the best teaching method is the redeemed personality of the teacher. Students experience a wide variety of innovative instructional methods both across classes and within an individual class. We especially value hands-on and integrated learning opportunities. These can be widely seen in Lower School science as students are involved in our instructional gardens, nature trails, and with the lab and STEAM carts. The Middle School teachers have implemented integrated, interactive units and incorporating service learning aspects as well. FPD teachers have presented their work at regional teacher conferences. Our teachers also use technology to enhance learning and to help students understand and become proficient in the appropriate use of today’s tools.

Trustworthy and Loyal Employee

Our teachers are accountable for many administrative tasks including documenting student performance, managing curriculum standards, implementing school policy, and communicating with parents. It is an encouragement to see teachers attending plays, concerts, sporting events, and other activities to support students outside of the classroom. The mission of FPD addresses many aspects of student growth (see the Profile of a Graduate). Our teachers understand and recommitted that mission and the full development of our students.

Conclusion

In surveys and accreditation reports, FPD is regularly praised for its sense of community, strength of the academic program, and focus on spiritual formation. Along with these, the most consistent area of praise is for the faculty and staff. Our last accreditation visiting team said they found a mission-driven school with a well-deserved solid reputation unique in the community. The foundation for this evaluation is the mission-unified faculty and staff that God has called and assembled. James says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1). We have a group of men and women who are, by God’s grace and guidance, up for the challenge.

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Marshall Danner (’19), Coach Vince Dooley, and Karsen Ochs (’19)

Senior Karsen Ochs was named as the Female Recipient of the four-year scholarship of $1,000 per year by legendary Coach Vince Dooley at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. As a stand-out pitcher, Karsen consistently led the Lady Vikings to region and state championships during her softball career with the Vikings.

However, her heart for service is what really makes her shine. Karsen Ochs’s annual Strike Out Hunger challenge raised money for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank with every strike-out she gained. Family and friends pledged a donation per strikeout or a flat donation. At the end of the season, Karsen collects the pledged money and donates it. Over the past four years she has raised over $15,000.

The Vincent J. Dooley Awards and Scholarships are presented annually by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association. Each year, every high school in Georgia is invited to select one male and one female senior athlete to receive the Vincent J. Dooley Award.

From those nominees, committee members select a top 10 list as well as a state winner. The award recipients are chosen for their distinguished individual character, outstanding teamwork, and citizenship.

FPD nominees were Marshall Danner and Karsen. Marshall was selected for the top 10 list while Karsen took home the state recognition.

The purpose of the awards and scholarships is to call attention to the high esteem in which the values of hard work, sportsmanship, and community service are held, so that they may become a stronger part of the ethos of participation in Georgia high school sports. Since its inception, nearly $70,000 has been awarded to Dooley Scholarship recipients!

For the first time ever, FPD had back-to-back state winners of the Dooley Award with Sadie Frame (’18) winning the award in 2018.

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Each year FPD selects several representatives of the senior class to feature as Senior Spotlights.  Here is part one of the 2019 Senior Spotlights. We asked them about their favorite FPD memories and plans for the future.

Marshall Danner

College Choice: University of Georgia

Planned Major: Business

How do you feel your experience at FPD has prepared you for college?

I believe that the rigor of FPD’s classes has helped me to prepare for college. I have learned how much work I need to put in to succeed at what I’m doing. I have also experienced the joy of the hard work paying off. I will definitely take this experience and feeling with me to college, where I will continue to strive to do my best to succeed in everything I do.

Why is FPD a wonderful and special place to be?

FPD is a great school because of the community it provides. I’ve been attending this school for 14 years, and as a result, I have friendships developed just recently as well as friendships I have maintained since PreK. The faculty and staff at FPD have helped immensely in making FPD feel like such a great community. I can go to any of my teachers or coaches for any help I may need, no matter when I may need it. I have never felt alone at FPD. I have always felt that the school has had such a major part in my life and who I am today.

Any advice for underclassmen?

My advice for the underclassmen is to not take these moments with your friends for granted. Do not take your high school experience for granted. High school goes by much quicker than you think, so you should enjoy these moments while you have them. You should also take advantage of the great faculty and curriculum that FPD provides. Most importantly, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” (Colossians 3:23).

Christy Wang

College Choice: Ohio State University

Planned Major: Psychology

Christy is an FPD International Student from Shanxi Taiyuan in China. She started FPD in tenth grade.

How do you feel FPD instilled in you a foundation of faith?

All the teachers that I had in past three years have been good Christian examples for me. They care about students’ feelings and are always willing to help.

Is there a particular teacher who made an impact?

Mrs. Bowker who is our English Language Learner and Instructional Support teacher. She has a passion to help all the international students. When we need her, she is always there to give us advice.

What has been your favorite part about the whole International Student experience at FPD?

My favorite part is being able to study here with all the lovely people and learning a different culture.

Why is FPD a wonderful and special place to be?

FPD teaches students how to be more like Jesus and all the faculty illustrate it to all the students.

Will Ware

College Choice: Georgia Southern University

Planned Major: Construction Management

How do you feel your experience at FPD has prepared you for college?

I  believe that if I would have to gone to any other school I would not have been as prepared for college. FPD has taught me how to study in a way that helps me learn and understand what I am studying. Also it has improved my ability to manage my time wisely.

Is there a particular teacher or coach who made an impact?

One coach who has had the biggest impact on my life would have to be Coach Turley, without a doubt. He has been my football and my lacrosse coach for the past 3 years, he has also been my teacher. He is an awesome teacher and amazing coach and even a better person. He has always been there for me through the ups and downs of high school.

Why is FPD a wonderful and special place to be?

FPD became like a second home for me, I spent most of my life there. This place taught me more than just vocabulary words and equations, it taught me how to be a person. It taught me how to be kind and respectful to others.

Read more stories on FPD’s Blog including our After the First Year Alumni Spotlights featuring graduates of the Class of 2018.

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Each year FPD selects several representatives of the senior class to feature as Senior Spotlights.  Here is part one of the 2019 Senior Spotlights. We asked them about their favorite FPD memories and plans for the future.

Evan Floyd

College Choice: Mercer University
Planned Major: Biology

How do you feel FPD instilled in you a foundation of faith?

Every class at First Presbyterian has had the same underling principle. God is in each and everything that we learn about. One teacher in particular who has instilled the biggest foundation of faith is Mr. Hopper. He used Latin to show some of the deeper meanings in the Bible, which add understanding to the scriptures exponentially.

How do you feel your experience at FPD has prepared you for college?

Having come from a public high school to FPD my sophomore year, I feel there is a very noticeable difference in quality of college readiness instilled in students at FPD. Teachers are enthusiastic about what they teach and push students to do their absolute best. Holding myself accountable for work and having experience in my own time management I feel has greatly prepared me for college.

Is there a particular teacher who made an impact?

Over my years at FPD, the teacher who made the biggest impact on me is Jonathan Baker. As a member of the marching, concert, jazz, and orchestra bands, I spent a lot of time with Mr. Baker. He instilled a sense of leadership and determination to work hard that will stay with me forever. He showed me how leadership can be best used for the benefit of a group and for God’s glory, even asking me to put together a Bible study during our marching band camp and leading the whole band through it.

Any advice for underclassmen?

Something that I would tell underclassmen is to be sure to not just show up to class and be a body in a seat and wait until it’s time to go home. Plug into a group. Find something that you love and stick to it. School is your life for a long time and it is far better among friends and in a place that you love.

Emily Turner

College Choice: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Planned Major: Mechanical Engineering

How do you feel your experience at FPD has prepared you for college?

I feel that the workload I have had attending FPD helped me be prepared for the amount of work, dedication, and determination that I will need in college. It has helped me improve my time management skills to maintain my grades and still perform well in my extracurricular activities.

Why is FPD a wonderful and special place to be?

It’s a wonderful school because of the opportunities that students are offered here while also incorporating faith in almost everything. It is beneficial to be taught things from a biblical perspective because it helps to prepare you to naturally integrate God in your life, so that when you go off to college and start your own life you will already be predisposed to keeping God present in your mind and life all the time.

Any advice for underclassmen?

Don’t stop challenging yourself when you reach senior year, but don’t overwork yourself either. Try to find a balance. It is also important to try things related to whatever you think you want to study in college while you’re not yet looking for a college. This will help you decide early what you want to study.

Hannah Ferguson

College Choice: University of Georgia
Planned Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders

How do you feel FPD instilled in you a foundation of faith?

Throughout the coursework, no matter the class, each teacher regularly integrates biblical principles and how the subject can relate to life outside of the classroom. The faculty at FPD has helped me to understand how important of a role God has in my life through helping me understand His importance in what seems like the smallest of things.

How do you feel your experience at FPD has prepared you for college?

FPD has prepared me for college both academically and spiritually. I have had many challenging classes where I was pushed to better my studying habits and to think outside of the box. Because of this, I believe that in college I will be prepared to deal with the coursework given to me. Also, since FPD has laid such a firm foundation of faith, I believe that I have been prepared to deal with the challenges of a Christian in college.

Why is FPD a wonderful and special place to be?

FPD is a great school because there are so many different opportunities. Through these opportunities, students have multiple chances to grow and become ready to face college life and the real world. The greatest thing about FPD is the foundation of faith it lays for its students. FPD recognizes that we have to keep God the main thing in our lives.

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Over the next few weeks we are going to spotlight several Class of 2018 graduates who are finishing up their first year at college. We wanted to see how they are doing and how they consider their days at FPD. 

Tucker Bryant

Tucker started at FPD in eighth grade and is now at the University of Georgia majoring in pre-dental biology.

How do you feel FPD prepared you academically for college?

The most important thing I took away from FPD is the note taking and writing skills that I acquired. In college, the burden of learning falls heavily on the student so good note taking is crucial. Almost every class requires some level of writing so having a strong grasp of the basics of writing is very important.

How do you feel FPD prepared you spiritually to be off “on your own”?

The Christian environment is very different in college.  FPD gave me a great foundation of faith to carry to college. I would recommend students become very involved in a church or college ministry. Don’t just show up to the service; get involved!

Are there skills or abilities that you now use that you gained during high school?

The college prep skills that I learned during my time at FPD are definitely still helpful.  The work that you do all has a purpose; try to improve your skills, don’t just slip by.

Any suggestions for the Class of ’19 as they head off to school?

Take advantage of the the time that you have now.  Do the things that you won’t be able to do in college.  Get involved, play sports, build relationships with your teachers, enjoy knowing everyone in your class.  Teachers at FPD really care; take advantage of that while you have it.

Any plans for next year or future goals in progress?

I am in the process of becoming an intern at my college church, and I plan on getting some medical shadowing experience this summer.

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Over the next few weeks we are going to spotlight several Class of 2018 graduates who are finishing up their first year at college. We wanted to see how they are doing and how they consider their days at FPD. 

Vivianna Chang

Vivianna started at FPD in Kindergarten is now attending the University of Georgia, majoring in biology.

How do you feel FPD prepared you academically for college?

FPD did a fantastic job on academically preparing me for college. I found that many of my smaller classes are really similar to my classes at FPD, such as the style of teaching or the ways of testing. The amount of work, materials, and the rigor of some of my classes at FPD has definitely helped me with my classes in college.

How do you feel FPD prepared you spiritually to be off “on your own”?

I think that FPD did a good job in preparing me to be spiritually “on my own.” I’ve learned that even though you’re in class less in college, it seems like you’re much busier. And throughout the chaos of your day, it’s easy to forget to read your Bible or read your devotion for the day. So I recommend and encourage others to subscribe to a daily devotion or set out some time for you to read your Bible and devote your time to the Lord.

Are there skills or abilities that you now use that you gained during high school?

I use many of the study habits I learned from rigorous classes at FPD! One of my favorite tools to use for my classes is Quizlet and OneNote! Many of my FPD AP classes and teachers helped me develop good note taking skills and study habits. Also, my English teachers did a great job helping me develop my writing skills, which has definitely helped me in multiple college classes.

Looking back, what are your thoughts on your FPD experience?

I had a great experience at FPD! My favorite thing about FPD is most definitely the people. I absolutely loved walking into FPD and seeing my closest friends, classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, and everyone who makes up FPD. I loved being greeted by the teachers and coaches who would be in the high school lobby when I walked in before school. I realized that one of the best parts of FPD is the people, especially during second semester of senior year and when I started college. FPD is such a loving, caring, and wonderful family to be a part of!

Any advice for the Class of ’19 as they head off to school?

My advice to the Class of ’19 is to enjoy the time they have left with their friends, family, and classmates at FPD. As they prepare to go to college, I hope that they’ll choose somewhere that they will love socially, academically, and spiritually. While in college, I hope that they’ll find something they are passionate about and love to do. College is a big change and it’s tough, but continue to work hard and remember Him throughout these next few years!

Any plans for next year or future goals in progress?

Currently, my goal is become a physical or occupational therapist. I have an opportunity to shadow an occupational therapist, so I am so excited to do that starting this summer!

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Over the next few weeks we are going to spotlight several Class of 2018 graduates who are finishing up their first year at college. We wanted to see how they are doing and how they consider their days at FPD. 

Caitlin Farr

Caitlin started at FPD in PreK and is now attending Kentucky State University, majoring in International Affairs.

How do you feel FPD prepared you academically for college?

FPD gave me exposure to the kind of work college professors expect while still allowing me room for grace and improvement.

How do you feel FPD prepared you spiritually to be off “on your own”?

FPD taught me the skills needed to defend Christianity and know what I believe in. Because of this, I have been able to find an amazing church and community that helps me to further my walk in Christ.

Are there skills or abilities that you now use that you gained during high school?

Knowing how to approach professors and faculty has greatly helped me in office hours and registering for classes. Without this skill, it would be very hard to succeed or even survive in college.

Looking back, what are your thoughts on your FPD experience?

I love the FPD family. Coming to a large school like KSU was definitely different. Walking around not knowing and not being known to anyone the first week on campus was a humbling experience. Being in a close community like FPD is something I’ve definitely missed and is unlike anything else I have experienced.

Any suggestions for the Class of ’19 as they head off to school?

My advice to the Class of ‘19 would be to get into a Christian community as soon as possible. It took me a few tries before I found a church that was the best fit for me, but I have found some of my closest friends through it who have helped me grow my relationship with Christ. It has also provided me an amazing support system and helped me get involved in KSU activities, such as joining an intramural volleyball team (our team name is Serve the Lord haha!). I don’t think I would love KSU near as much if it hadn’t been for my church and the community surrounding it and I would encourage anyone to seek this same type of experience in college.

Any plans for next year or future goals in progress?

I want to try out as many different career fields as possible so that I can find something that I truly love and am passionate about.

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Over the next few weeks we are going to spotlight several Class of 2018 graduates who are finishing up their first year at college. We wanted to see how they were doing and how they consider their days at FPD.

We start with Titus Moore. Titus started at FPD in fourth grade and is now at Samford University. He is studying Business Marketing and, after setting several track records at FPD, he is a stand-out athlete on Samford’s track team.

How do you feel FPD prepared you academically for college?

FPD taught me how to better manage my work. In college, you can prioritize what you want. You don’t always have people reminding you to do your work. I feel like high school helped me with making sure I prioritize my academics the correct way.

How do you feel FPD prepared you spiritually to be off “on your own”?

Keeping a spiritual connection is definitely the most underrated key of going to college. Knowing that the Lord is with you every step, during the highs and lows, will help you more than you realize. High School helped me build the foundation with God that I now know that I really needed.

Are there skills or abilities that you now use that you gained during high school?

The most useful skill that I learned in high school was how to manage my time. Being a student athlete in college is extremely time demanding. Knowing when it is the right time to do things and when it is the wrong time to do things is very important to understand. There will definitely be time to have fun and enjoy the college life. You just have to be willing to be patient with figuring out when that time works best for you.

Looking back, what are your thoughts on your FPD experience?

One of the main things I will miss from high school is the sports. Playing sports with some of my best friends is something I will never forget.

Any advice/suggestions for the Class of ’19 as they head off to college?

When you get to college there will be a lot of different things thrown at you. It’s definitely great to try new things and meet new people, but don’t forget why you’re there. It will not always be easy, but you have to keep working. Keep God first in everything you do and it will all work out. 

Any plans for next year or future goals in progress?

This summer I plan to be a huddle leader at FCA’s summer leadership camp. In athletics, my personal goal is to get an opportunity to compete for a national championship and hopefully an opportunity to make the Olympic team next summer.

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FPD’s Lady Vikings soccer is again rising to the top this season. We wanted to touch base with two of the Senior athletes, Jansyn Samples, a team captain, and Molly Lee who was recently named a Macon Sports Hall of Fame 2019 Scholar Athlete. They gave some insight on what makes this team so special and what they are looking forward to the rest of the season.

How would you describe the Lady Vikings soccer team?

Jansyn – Our soccer team this year is a dynamic group of girls with an array of personalities in which we all bring something different to the team, and this makes the locker room and field a unique place to share with each other.

Molly – We have a group of talented girls who work hard but also have a lot of fun together. When you have this balance of having fun and getting things done, it is really special and our accomplishments show that.

The team has had a great season. To what do you attribute that success?

Jansyn – Individually, our team is a collection of talented soccer players who have honed their skills over many years of practice and hard work. Together, we have been able to achieve so much by creating chemistry and working together on and off the field to work towards our goals for the season. We take every game one at a time and consistently put in time in order to see that our season is a successful one.

Molly – All of our success so far can be attributed to the Lord for giving us talented players and great coaches. Coach Trieste has done a great job utilizing the types of players we have in order to get results that we want in our games. All of my teammates, as well, have made our season a success so far by working hard in practices and in our games.

Do you have any thoughts about the remainder of the season?

Jansyn – I am very excited for the remainder of my last season as an FPD Lady Viking in the soccer program. I hope they we appreciate every practice, every game, every team breakfast, and everything else we have left because they are going to be memories from a time in my life that I will always cherish. As a team, we all know our goals for the season: win every region game, work hard at practice, put in work before and during playoffs, and leave our all on the field during every game, because eventually, no matter how far we go in playoffs, we will get to our last game. I want us to be able to look back on every game with no regrets, knowing we played our hearts out.

Molly – As Coach Trieste tells us, we start a new season when playoffs start. After winning state last year, our goal is to win one game at a time during playoffs and eventually make our way back to the state championship (and win it!).

What would you say to younger students who are considering playing soccer?

Jansyn – Soccer is such a fun and dynamic sport that creates such a team mentality and has taught me tremendous life lessons about selflessness, community, and hard work. If playing soccer seems like something you would enjoy, give it a try, and pursue development in the sport as much as you can.

Molly – Go for it! Soccer is a great team sport that is a lot of fun to play. You get to form special relationships with your teammates and coaches throughout your school years. Whether you have played before or not, soccer is a sport that you can pick up, especially with lots of practice, so try it out!

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Over the next few weeks we are going to spotlight several Class of 2018 graduates who are finishing up their first year at college. We wanted to see how they were doing and how they consider their days at FPD.

We start with Titus Moore. Titus started at FPD in fourth grade and is now at Samford University. He is studying Business Marketing and, after setting several track records at FPD, he is a stand-out athlete on Samford’s track team.

How do you feel FPD prepared you academically for college?

FPD taught me how to better manage my work. In college, you can prioritize what you want. You don’t always have people reminding you to do your work. I feel like high school helped me with making sure I prioritize my academics the correct way.

How do you feel FPD prepared you spiritually to be off “on your own”?

Keeping a spiritual connection is definitely the most underrated key of going to college. Knowing that the Lord is with you every step, during the highs and lows, will help you more than you realize. High School helped me build the foundation with God that I now know that I really needed.

Are there skills or abilities that you now use that you gained during high school?

The most useful skill that I learned in high school was how to manage my time. Being a student athlete in college is extremely time demanding. Knowing when it is the right time to do things and when it is the wrong time to do things is very important to understand. There will definitely be time to have fun and enjoy the college life. You just have to be willing to be patient with figuring out when that time works best for you.

Looking back, what are your thoughts on your FPD experience?

One of the main things I will miss from high school is the sports. Playing sports with some of my best friends is something I will never forget.

Any advice/suggestions for the Class of ’19 as they head off to college?

When you get to college there will be a lot of different things thrown at you. It’s definitely great to try new things and meet new people, but don’t forget why you’re there. It will not always be easy, but you have to keep working. Keep God first in everything you do and it will all work out. 

Any plans for next year or future goals in progress?

This summer I plan to be a huddle leader at FCA’s summer leadership camp. In athletics, my personal goal is to get an opportunity to compete for a national championship and hopefully an opportunity to make the Olympic team next summer.

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