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ANGST Movie Screening, October 17th at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium (free!)

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Does anxiety affect you or someone you know? For nearly everyone in the United States, the answer to that question is YES. Anxiety is a growing epidemic, and yet there is rarely discussion of this or other mental health issues.

Eastern Christian is proud to be hosting a free screening of the independent film ANGST. This screening is open to the public and is for parents and other community members. (We will be screening the film for all of our 8th-12th graders later that week.) We will follow our screening with the opportunity for Q & A with school staff and counselors, as well as experts from the Christian Health Care Center. Invite your friends!

From the makers of Screenagers, this film was created by parents and educators who have a personal experience with anxiety. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. ANGST features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.

Come be part of the conversation and help break the stigma around anxiety!
(film is appropriate for ages 6th grade and up)

Contact Principal Intlekofer or Principal Lazor with any questions.

Find out more about the movie at the official website.

RSVP for the event here

9/11 Scholarship Award Winners Announced

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Since September 11, 2009, Eastern Christian has been privileged to award the September 11th Academic Scholarship to one incoming 8th and one incoming 12th grade student. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, character, community service, and commitment to Jesus Christ. This year the scholarships were awarded to Joanna Mas (8th) and Rebecca Parker (12th).

The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to commemorate September 11, 2001. The inspiration for the September 11th Academic Honor Scholarship comes directly from the Biblical account of Joseph’s reunification with his brothers found in Genesis 50, which includes Joseph’s statement: “you intended to harm me, but God has intended it for good…”  The evil of September 11, 2001 was devised to bring destruction but God will use it to bring restoration. Receipt of this scholarship is a reminder that God restores and turns events intended for evil into true blessings.

John, Joanna, and Sylvia Mas

Rob, Becky, and Sue Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Joanna and Becky on being recognized for your outstanding achievements, character, service, and commitment to Jesus Christ.

EC Student Steve Blanco Places Top 3%

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Principal David Intlekofer announced today that Steve Blanco was named a commended student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. This means that Steve placed in the top 3% of the over 1.6 million students who took the PSAT worldwide this year. 
 
We are extremely proud of Steve’s accomplishment, and congratulate him for all of his hard work. Way to make EC proud, Steve!

See You At The Pole Student-led Prayer Event

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See You At the Pole takes place at thousands of schools around the world. Eastern Christian High School and Middle School are proud to be counted among this number. On a set morning every fall, students, faculty members, administrators, parents, and friends meet at the schools near the flagpole to pray.

For Eastern Christian School, the morning started with songs of praise and worship, and then small group prayers on the school’s front lawn. Groups were encouraged to pray for family and friends, our EC community, the nation, and the world.

Thanks to faculty and student organizers for helping to organize and execute such great events. We count it a blessing to live in a nation where public prayer is allowed without fear of persecution. We’re thankful to be in a school community that values prayer! Most of all, we’re thankful to God for His continued blessings and faithfulness to Eastern Christian School for 125 years!