What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
How do I even begin, there are many things I love about Eastern Christian but my absolute favorite has to be the teachers. The teachers here are genuine, loving, and caring mentors. They are easy to approach and become your friends while still having that student-teacher relationship. The care and thought they put into this school and the students are immense and need to be acknowledged.
Describe one of your favorite teachers and tell why he/she is a favorite.
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Clark, who is the orchestra teacher. She scouted me into orchestra back in junior year and sparked and fueled my love for music. Though this may sound crazy to some students but everyday I looked forward to orchestra. She made it such a welcoming environment and showed respect and genuine care for others. She felt like a second mother and there are no words to describe how truly amazing person she is.
In what ways have you grown in your faith as a result of your experience at Eastern Christian School?
Last year for a project in Mr. Bailey’s apologetic class we were assigned to research various arguments against Christianity and with this research we were told to defend against these arguments. This triggered my faith to grow because it forced me to defend my beliefs against others. When we go to our churches we usually attend peacefully without arguments because everybody who goes there have the same degree of beliefs. However the real world is nothing like our churches and people will challenge our beliefs. This class prepared and strengthened me in faith for the challenges of the real world.
At Eastern Christian we talk about an education that is “Engaging. Nurturing. Transforming.” How did you experience this kind of education at EC?
Throughout my high school career not a single teacher was not engaging. Whether through academics / faith / worldview they all have engaged in someway. Nurturing came from the community where we were supported by one another and the teachers who over viewed our process of growth and made sure to guide us to the correct path. From freshmen to Senior, I went through constant transformations, improving my personality, academics, and spirituality.
How do you feel that EC prepared you for graduation, college/career and life?
I feel that EC has well prepared me for graduation and the future. The unusual blocking system gave us a taste of how college classes are going to be and by teaching critical thinking, it allowed me to look and think outside the box. Also the staff in college and career were constantly there for us for college or life advices.
What opportunities did you experience at EC that you don’t think you would have gotten to experience anywhere else?
The relationships I built with my teachers are something I doubt I’ll experience anywhere else. Like how I’ve repeated for the past several thousand times, the teachers show genuine care and respect for us. It’s just something you can’t always get.
What would you say to a prospective student considering joining Eastern Christian School?
You will not regret it. There will be many challenges, opportunities and friendships that will come along and if you join, it will be up to you to take up on those to make it your best EC experience.