Stephen, Grade 12
What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
EC is much more nurturing than other schools. You are allowed to become your own as they steer you in the right track. Even if you get derailed, you can get a second chance sometimes and it can really boost your confidence and set you on a path for greatness.
Describe one of your favorite teachers and tell why he/she is a favorite:
That’s not fair. I don’t think I can pick a favorite. So many teachers have shown that they cared in little things. They teach in a way that allows me to learn at my best, they are willing to fix their mistakes and learn from them, they are people that are like friends and parting with them is a little painful. I really can’t choose a favorite because all the staff has been so great and loving.
In what ways have you grown in your faith as a result of their experience at Eastern Christian School?
When I first came, my faith was lukewarm. I think I really started to develop more passion was after Mr. McKinney’s apologetics unit. I learned not only how to defend my faith, but I saw it as something worth defending. If it is worth defending then it is worth following with all my heart. I pray at some point everyday, usually in the morning and evening, I have started read the bible with the goal to eventually read the entire thing and changed my heart to more eagerly accept the guidance of the Lord.
The Eastern Christian tagline is “Engaging. Nurturing. Transforming.” How do you experience an education that is engaging, nurturing and transforming at EC?
Well, I was engaged slowly. Freshman year there was maybe one of two classes that I gave my all because I just wasn’t interested. Junior year is where that changed. I was enthralled with my classes first semester and a lot of that positive energy carried me to the end of senior year. My development in the faith has been nurtured through the guest speakers in chapel, Christian faculty, and well structured bible classes. I can honestly say that I have been transformed into a respectful, God fearing, intelligent, young man thanks to EC.
How do you feel that EC is preparing you for graduation, college and life? What are your plans after you graduate?
I took some college level classes so I have a little taste of the college experience. When I graduate I plan on attending the University of Maryland and obtaining a degree in Aerospace Engineering and get a job designing jet engines.
What sets EC apart from other schools?
Staff. It really is the people we see everyday that makes this school unique. You can transfer curriculum, you can transfer schedule, you can transfer anything you want in EC, but without the amazing staff that’s at EC, anything else will continue to fall short.