Do you ever wonder why you do something? I do. In fact, I ask our staff that question a lot.
However, there has never been a question about the “Why” of WCS.
One of the first things I did when I got to town was to apply to the Wayne Leadership Program. Fortunately, I was selected to participate in the Chamber of Commerce’s program. It’s been a great experience for me. I’ve made new friends and have learned a great deal about our community.
The Chamber has a similar program for HS Juniors. And, I am proud to say that 4 of our students were selected to participate this year. Over 100 juniors across the county, from every high school, applied and only 26 were accepted. Being selected is a big deal. Congrats Madison Wells, Darden Bynum, Payton Jackson and Anna Rendall. WCS is proud of you!
The purpose of the program is to show students different aspects of our community and to encourage them to get involved. In short, they are fostering leadership. They meet once a month to develop leadership skills and to visit different businesses and services throughout the county.
Kim and I attended their graduation ceremony last night. It was neat to see our kids interacting with students from different schools. As I watched and listened to them, I reflected on the reason why I quit my engineering job and began teaching. And, I was reminded of our mission at WCS. The mission was “at work” in what I observed that night. Our students weren’t just learning about the theory of furthering the Kingdom, they were actually doing it. There they were, building relationships, setting the stage to share the gospel in our community. Job well done Anna, Madison, Darden, and Payton.