I’ve been in Adventist Schools since first grade. My elementary years were happy ones, thanks to the teachers and staff, who reflected God through everything they did. Early on, we were encouraged to participate, not only in sports, but in music and leading out in worship. This really helped me build confidence.

By fourth grade, I was leading out in worship in front of the church and school. Now that I am in high school, I have the opportunity to mentor Kindergarten students.

I love knowing their names, and getting the chance to help out in their PE class. I am grateful that my school has given me opportunities to lead.