Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Faith Christian School Senior Leadership Showcase 2013 displayed a variety of proposals, projects, and missions with the potential to have short-term and long-term impact among the local, national or international populations. Fourteen members of the Senior Class connected their education and personal passions, while addressing essential needs within communities. Students were given an eight-month period to identify a mentor, conduct research, develop a proposal, prepare a budget, market the plan, implement the plan, and report the impact.
Brittany Williams collected and distributed thousands of toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to children in Kenya, Costa Rica, and Mexico as part of her project, Teeth for Tomorrow. Teeth for Tomorrow raised awareness regarding the importance of the link between oral hygiene and health, as well as awareness of oral cancer. Olivia Cook hosted a Glam-a-Thon during which she raised $400. Proceeds were donated to Madison’s Foundation for individuals with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy. Ruth Hawley hosted a Walk for the Children, during which she generated $472, which was donated to Give Kids the World, a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses. Bethany Hunter collected toys and DVDs for children hospitalized at Summerville Medical Center. Josh Nelson hosted an on-campus basketball camp, while Timothy Tran hosted ‘Train with Tran’ Football Camp. Mitchell McDaniel hosted a community event at Pepperidge Elementary School. Sarah Jalbert held a soccer clinic with emphasis on the importance of outside play. Sarah Hoag hosted Bounce for Freedom, a Saturday event to raise funds for a local home/shelter for women and children who are victims of sex trafficking. Her event featured jump castles and refreshments for purchase and raised $150.
Mallori Luttrell has a desire to help people build confidence and identify their talents. Miss Luttrell hosted a talent show with 14 acts and raised more than $200, which was donated to Youth With a Mission. According to Miss Luttrell, “Me personally, I have a passion for music, singing, etc. So, my thoughts were to hold a talent show, not where anyone was considered a ‘winner,’ but where students could just show the talents that God has blessed them with in order to bring him glory.”
FCS Senior Class members have completed their eight-month mission, impacting communities locally and abroad on various levels. At the conclusion of the showcase, the students issued the challenge to the audience to develop personal ideas for impacting a community, with the reminder that when one impacts one life, one impacts the world.