Central Christian High School Student Body President
As a student who has been attending Central Christian School since kindergarten, I have witnessed about a dozen people in the position of Student Body President. I have seen each one of them share visions and goals for the Student Body, and work diligently to bring them into fruition. Watching these students bring about positive change in the school through their leadership position made me strive to someday be able to do the same. I am honored to be able to serve as a leader at Central Christian School as Student Body President. Chris Hadfield brings light to the purpose of leadership in saying, “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”
My hope as a leader in the school…
…is that I will not only share visions and goals for the student body, but inspire my fellow students to become motivated to achieve these goals, and hopefully, instill in them a desire to share their own goals and visions for Central Christian. As president of the student body, I have an outlet in which to share my voice and my vision; however, I went into the year wanting to provide a platform for anyone willing to engage to share their voice and visions for the year as well. In pursuit of this goal, I have created a suggestion box, in which any student can write down either a goal they have for our student body, or an event they want to see take place during the school year. My ultimate hope for the Student Body, however, is that we strive to follow and live out the motto of Central Christian, passionately pursuing the mind of Christ. It is my desire that when a person outside of CCS views the students, they will be able to witness this pursuit. That they will be able to witness it through our words, through our attitudes, through our academics, through our actions, through anything that we may do.
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”
When I was young, a family friend gifted me with a small book of Zig Ziglar quotes, placing great emphasis on one of the quotes in particular. “What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.” This quote has since echoed in my mind, and has played an important role in inspiring me to create the goals that have brought me where I am today, and will continue to be motivation for the goals I set forth for the direction of the student body. By the end of this year, it is my goal to not only have the student body be gratified that they have accomplished the goals set for the year, but be inspired by the fact that they have been transformed in the pursuit of them.
Many hands make light work
With over 200 volunteers, Central Christian School is able to accomplish tremendous projects and events. Central Christian School families and friends volunteer to serve at events like our annual auction, which raises money for our tuition assistance program; Every Mile Counts fun run, which is a community event; Washington Family Ranch Retreat- building unity among our jr high and high school students; or elementary field day – an end of the year celebration. Additionally, we welcome parents, grandparents, and Central Christian friends to volunteer in the classroom. Collectively, volunteers give an average of 15 hours, each day, assisting teachers with daily activities.
For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of the students at Central Christian School, contact the school office at 541.548.7803 or through the Contact Us tab on the website for more information.
At Central Christian, we are not only planning for college but for an entire life. We believe God has limitless power to shape our future and place students exactly where He can have the most influence in their lives. Our role is to partner with students and their parents to approach the college admission process with prayerfulness, enabling students to grow into responsible decision makers and discover God’s potential for them. We believe God will pave a trustworthy path for their college choices. Central Christian desires to prepare students to submit to God’s plan for their life, with joyful acceptance of His loving care for their future.
Salutatorian Summer Brunoe says it like this:
“The beauty of Central Christian School is it is a safe and nurturing learning environment. My time here has been like none other. There are not enough words to describe the atmosphere it presents. Classmates become second family, teachers like second parents, and the school like a second home. It is safe to say I’m going to miss it here, a lot. I have built my closest relationships at CCS. It’s a place where you can grow and learn, make mistakes and have someone there to help pick you up. Finally, after countless late night study sessions and early morning coffee runs everything we’ve been working for these past four years has been leading up to this moment. Now, an unknown future awaits us just beyond the horizon. And while the future may seem daunting, I don’t believe we have any need for fear. We are all fully equipped for the journey ahead. I could not have asked for a better class to spend my high school years with. We should be proud, class of 2016.