Freshman Life – a four day retreat to Hume Lake Christian Camp, a retreat many will never forget. It proved to be an exciting, motivating, spiritually invigorating, and life changing event for over 100 Freshman and 23 ASB members. With Brian Holland, Alumnus and Youth Pastor from Pomona First Baptist, as our speaker, he challenged the Freshman to let God lead our lives and not to limit what He can do in and through us. With this in mind, and the theme of the retreat, “The Sufficiency of God,” the freshman divided into small groups where they participated in life changing discussions, activities, and outdoor physical challenges.
It definitely was a time to draw closer to our Lord Jesus Christ and to their fellow peers. It was an amazing bonding time on many levels, culminating with the best highlight ever… many Freshman made a commitment to follow the Lord for the first time, and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior! God is good! Let us rejoice in Him and His glorious plans.
San Francisco Choir Tour
Members of our choir traveled to San Francisco to participate in the Heritage Festival. Westerns choir earned a Silver, 2nd place, while Hilltop earned a Gold, 1st place. After the festival they led the Palm Sunday service at a small church in Crow’s Landing, CA. It was a quick trip but they still had fun for time at Pier 39 and Great America theme park.
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Each year the WCHS Drama department attends the Tony award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the largest acting competition in the country. Students from all over the west compete and learn about Shakespeare, acting, signing, and dance.
Last year Western Christian placed an impressive fourth overall in the competition, and not only that… they placed in the top ten in every event in which they were entered. Before this incredible trip, the Visual and Performing Arts Department launched its year with a fabulous evening entitled, “A Sweet Taste of Shakespeare.” Parents, students, and faculty enjoyed an art show with art in different mediums by our Art teacher, Mrs. Garside – whose works remain on permanent display at the New York City Public Library. They were then treated to performances from Shakespeare’s great plays, a large scale dance number, and songs from Shakespeare’s era, and the hymn/worship music genre. The evening was a fundraiser for the trip to Utah.