Posted on December 20th, 2010
Dear Western Families,
In this season of celebration, we are delighted to share with you some highlights from this year’s Annual Legacy Celebration Dinner. We are glad that so many of you joined us for the 90th anniversary celebration of Western Christian Schools’ ministry.
The event, held at the Pomona Valley Mining Company on November 13, 2010, was a memorable occasion. The banquet hall was elegantly decorated, and our student hosts were there to greet all guests. The program included performances by our own Hill Top Faith and Kids on the Rock choirs as well as presentations by members of our Administration who shared the accomplishments of the recent past and a vision for Western’s future.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of this year’s Legacy award winners. Eight exceptional students were honored for their academic achievement, community service, demonstration of leadership, and personal character. This year’s Legacy Award winners are: Ariel Abdullah and Ryan Place (5th grade), Taylor Kross (Private Satellite Program), Carinna Prince and Gabe Cobb (8th grade), Paige Park (International Student Program) and Mark McMahon and Ana Maria Antonio (12th grade). These students represent Western Christian’s continued legacy of excellence.
At the close of the evening, Keith Doolittle, a member of Western Christian’s Board of Trustees, emphasized the importance of sacrificial giving to Christian education as a means of making a transformational investment in the lives of current and future students.
To date, this year’s donations to the Legacy Fund total over $70,000. These gifts will be used to reinforce Western’s four main goals for the 2010-2011 school year: Maintain a Viable Enrollment, Retain Qualified Teachers, Enhance Spiritual Development, and Maximize Our Facilities. The Legacy Fund has been used over the last year for the purchase of new computers at the high school, office renovations at the Claremont preschool, improving teacher compensation, continuing financial assistance for families, and the purchase of new curriculum and software for students including “Beyond Technology” and “Accelerated Reader.” Western Christian’s Annual Report (click here) is further testimony to the progress we have achieved through the careful stewardship of our resources.
Improvements slated to be completed over the next few years include the construction and modification of permanent buildings for Middle School, the creation of a multi-purpose complex to be used for weekly chapel, cafeteria, and visual arts performances, and the enhancement of our Teacher Endowment Fund.
Western Christian continues to be grateful to the Lord for His faithfulness in our school community. We have been blessed for 90 years with the support of our families, not only through entrusting the education of their children to our school, but through their assistance in fulfilling the financial needs of this ministry. Western Christian would like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all those who were able to join us for this very special evening, either in person, through sponsorship, or through a financial commitment over the next year.
We are grateful for your partnership!
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