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Brittany, Okamuro (Class of 2011, Salutatorian)

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:51 PM by David Detwiler   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 7:48 AM ]
        “This is a mistake.  I’ll never fit in…” was one of my first thoughts when my parents told me I would be attending a small Christian school where everyone was required to wear weird uniforms.  They were tearing me away from all my friends I had made in public school and sending me to a place where I knew no one.  “We have to pray?  We have to listen to sermons? What?”

        Well, I was right.  I didn’t fit in.  Most of the other kids were Christians, and I hardly knew the meaning of the word.  So was it a mistake?  Absolutely not!  My parents definitely made the godly decision to send me to PCS.  It changed my life.  I can honestly say, even to this day, that if my parents had never sent me to PCS, there is a strong possibility I would not be who I am now—a saved woman trying to follow God.  Does that mean everything was or is perfect?  Of course not!  What school is?  But I ask you to consider this…

        As a former public school student and currently a secular college student, you may wonder...do I personally notice any difference?  Well, let me be frank with you.  If you love teachers who actually care about their students and spirituality and who wholeheartedly pray for them and are willing to spend hours outside of the classroom on their own time to help in any way, then PCS is definitely what you are looking for.  The entire faculty at PCS has done nothing but go above and beyond any expectation I could fathom by doing exactly all these things.  These teachers and faculty have prayed with me and for me.  They have sat for hours after school has ended to help me when I was struggling.  They effectively weave the Word of God throughout all their lessons and encourage open discussion while always bringing it back to the Bible.  They take a real and personal interest in their students’ lives with godly love and compassion and push their students to strive for godliness and success.

        So tell me now, what type of school are you looking for?  Or rather, what impact are you looking to make in your children’s lives?  (Proverbs 22:6)

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