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It has been a climactic week for many of our students. Some of them have been promoted and some have graduated from high school. We are so proud of each of them. Sitting through many of the speeches during the ceremonies, the young people were commended for their resilience and steadfastness. They have endured very challenging situations in their formative years - schooling during the pandemic, social distancing, hybrid learning, and resuming back to in-person everything.

One question that stuck out to me as the students have been addressed is not "What do you want to be when you grow up?" but "Who will you be?" I LOVE this question. That's a question that we can each answer for ourselves. Our passions, skills, interests, hobbies, employments, and styles show our uniqueness. However, as believers and followers of Jesus, our character should be that of Christ - with integrity, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, compassion, patience, justice-seekers, humility, and so much more.

Let's be sure to encourage our young people to follow His Word as they are "in the world but not of the world". And may we all strive to live as examples for them to follow.