I am so proud of Faith and Wilson. They finished out the school year in amazing ways. They both got awards in various areas and proved that they could excel in being both a student and a friend.
Wilson received an award for media and PE (not surprising). In his kindergarten class, his teacher gave him the “Bubbly personality” award. She described him as being a friend to everyone and skilled at bringing others into the group and making them feel comfortable. Wilson is such a sweet little boy with such a big heart. He is rough and tough on the outside, but inside he truly cares for others and is a friend to all. I saw this first hand when I went to school to have lunch with him one day. Wilson could invite one friend to sit with us and he chose a little boy that he had said many times that he didn’t particularly like. I was surprised by his choice. Later on I asked Wilson why he chose this little boy to eat with us and he said, “because he doesn’t usually get chosen and I wanted him to get a chance to sit with a friend at lunch”. That is my little Wilson.
Here he is all ready for his kindergarten graduation and with his fabulous teacher, Mrs Fields.
Faith received two awards. One was for Art, again, not surprising. The other award was the Fruit of the Spirit award for Goodness. I loved her teacher’s description for the award, “You model His goodness by doing things God’s was instead of the way everyone else might do them.” Faith sometimes told me about how the kids at school would say something mean or tease another child. One day she said, “I would never laugh at someone like they do.” That is why she won this award.
It was difficult for Faith to switch schools this year, but she did it with style and confidence. I am very proud of her success.
Here she is with her teacher, Mrs. Vandergrift…..
Our family had a great experience at Metrolina Christian Academy. The kids enjoyed the school year and they learned a good deal both academically and spiritually. I am very proud of them both.