Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
Esther Naomi Barr
Hello! My name is Esther Barr. I am seventeen years old and live in Quebec, Canada. Congratulations graduates! Today is an exciting day to celebrate with our families and friends. We have been waiting for this day since we entered kindergarten 13 long years ago. I want to start out by saying thank you to all my friends, family, and most of all, God, for helping me every step of the way. As an elementary student, I remember enjoying school, but as soon as the first year of high school came along, that was no longer the case. These last two years were the most challenging for me. I live in Canada and don’t know my classmates, but I do know two things we have in common. First, the obvious, we are graduating from Wellspring Christian Family Schools. This leads to the second; we all made it through writing a 15-page research paper.
Thank you, Mr. Main, Mr. Fischer, and Mr. Cox, for all your help and wise words throughout the years. I also want to thank Dad and Mom for teaching me, for not giving up on me when times got tough, and for helping me not only with subjects but also with learning how to live Christ-like and depend on Him. To end, I would like to encourage my fellow graduates of 2021 to take our experiences with us. Let’s use what we learned academically and what we learned through our mistakes and victories. As we move on to the next
chapter of our lives, let’s remember to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths,” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Finally, as Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Christer Andrew Lindengren
Hello everyone, I am Christer Lindengren. My thirteen years of homeschooling has been a long, bumpy road; especially this last year! With all the pressure that came with the academic demands of the senior year, there was also having to complete all requirements necessary for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America, at the same time. It was a little overwhelming!
Now that it is all behind me, I can say that I have learned a few important lessons that I will take with me as I proceed to the next stage of my life. The most important lesson is, procrastination causes more unnecessary stress than if you just do what is required on time. As I learned in Biblical Foundations of Self-Government this year, grace is abundant BUT can be limited if it is squandered!
I want to thank Mr. Joel Fischer and Mr. Gary Cox for showing Christ-like longsuffering toward me in their extension of grace time, and time, and time again. I will be careful not to squander the grace extended to me in the future and I repent for putting you through such frustration!
I also want to thank God, my parents, my family and my friends for helping me get through this long journey. I surely could not have done it by myself!! One of my favorite verses from the Bible that I will be trying to apply to my life daily is Proverbs 11:12 which says, “When Pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble, is wisdom.” This has been a humbling year for me and I hope it will produce some wisdom.
I am planning on getting a job this summer in order to purchase a car so that I can enroll in Community College in the fall. I am considering pursuing a career in law enforcement if that is part of God’s plan for me.
Luke Jospeh Peyton
One of the things I am most grateful for in life is God’s orchestration of my high school journey and even my homeschool journey as a whole. The family and communities God has placed me in have been ones where I could continuously engage in fellowship and be reminded of Christ and the truth of the gospel.
I thank my parents for their constant guidance, support, and love throughout my childhood and especially for instilling in me a value and desire for wisdom based in biblical truth.
I also want to thank God for the close Christian friends I’ve gained through communities like my homeschool co-op, the Institute for Cultural Communicators, and other groups I’ve been a part of. Now, as I’m graduating, I’m moving from these close-knit communities to other areas where I can further grow both spiritually and academically, still with God’s direction and guidance.
Antoine Jeremiah Pio
B efore enrolling in Wellspring Christian Family Schools, I felt really hopeless and insecure about going back to High School to finish what I left behind. However, by God’s grace, WCFS welcomed me into the program with open arms and they instantly made me feel like I am part of the family. I feel very blessed and grateful that I got to finish my high school in WCFS. Thank you, WCFS for helping me end one important chapter of my life. I will definitely bring with me the relationships I was able to build and the experiences I have encountered all throughout my life.
I would like to thank Mr. Cox for the wisdom and impartation of God’s word every time I attend his class. Thank you, sir, for reminding me of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness.
Also please allow me to express my gratitude to Mr. Fischer for all the teachings while I was in WCFS even for just a short period. I will never forget all the lessons from the Bible classes I attended. His teaching method motivated me to learn beyond the books. Your life testimony, sir, inspired me to hold on to my dreams and persevere with strong faith to back me up. I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate him for patiently listening to my problems and always helping me stay hopeful, lifting my head up, keeping me focused on my goals when I was weak.
I also thank my parents and my sister for the support and motivation they have given me. Of course, I would like to thank our good Lord, Jesus Christ. All glory and honor belong to Him who graciously blessed me with this oppo