Alumni Updates/Highlights

If you are a graduate of Classical Christian Academy, we want to hear from you!  We schedule an annual alumni breakfast and want to make sure you are included.  We also welcome our Alumni at all school events and activities, such as the Royal Raffle and Benefit Ball, Homecoming Soccer Games, and the year end picnic.  Don’t miss out and stay in touch.

We would like to know what you are up to, so we can include it in our newsletters, Facebook, and our website.  So please send along any information about yourself, including information on how God is working in your life, college update, career, travel, accomplishments, volunteer work, family updates, etc.

Please send any information and/or photos to sroberts@classicalchristian.com 

 

Class of 2016 – Rachel Dykes

Congratulations to Rachel Dykes who received an Award of Excellence from the National  Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, as well as a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Rachel is hoping to get a Bachelor’s degree in physics at Idaho State University.  She will receive a scholarship for full tuition at Idaho State University based on my grades and SAT/ACT scores.

 

Class of 2015 – Josiah Coad

Josiah is having a fantastic experience as a freshman engineering students at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

He recently started MATE, the first robotics club at TAMUG.  They are preparing to participate in an international ocean engineering robotics competition at NASA.  They have the full support of the Engineering Department at TAMUG, who has personally appropriated funding for a robotics kit for the team.  Josiah’s robotics experience with FTC Robotics at Classical Christian Academy in Post Falls has been invaluable in setting up the Aggie team.

Also, Josiah applied to and was chosen for a physics research project under his physics professor.  He and his professor have recently put in a grant request and are awaiting the funds.  He is working on programming and building an industrial weather station on the coast of Kuwait that includes reading weather data and transmitting the data back to the lab over satellite.  Josiah is enjoying working with electronics, hardware, and programming.  He is learning a lot.  Upon successful completion of this project, the technology will be eligible for marketing and selling.

He is blessed to have been led to a local church named – Coastal Community Church – where he feels at home.  He has especially related with the college pastor who he watches football games with and has a small group that goes to lunch together with the pastor once a week.  He is tremendously  thankful for the spiritual foundation Classical Christian Academy laid in his education.

Josiah would appreciate any and all prayer for his continued education and growth in the Lord.  His verse of inspiration right now is Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

 

Class of 2015 – Gavin Hanson

“I am a proud Graduate of  CCA.  I recently moved to Phoenix to attend Grand Canyon University to study Business Management.  In some more basic classes such as Pre-Calculus and English classes, I feel very at ease with the training provided by CCA.  English in particular has been easy as we have discussing what Rhetoric is and how to do a Rhetorical Analysis.  These things I’ve known and done since tenth grade!

I have found both spectacular Christian friends, as well as students who need Jesus on this campus.  God has already been at work and has used me to co-start a worship group that meets in the middle of the ‘Party Hall’ on campus.  He has also blessed me with the opportunity to be published in a poetry book titled, Where the Mind Dwells, which will be published worldwide.  In addition to that, I have had the opportunity to give my testimony on one of the largest Christian radio stations located here in Phoenix.

I have enjoyed the heat and beauty that comes with living in the Sonoran Desert and I will keep you update on the things God does for me and through me on campus.  Lopes up!”

Keep up the good work, Gavin!  We are so proud of all you are doing and are excited to see how God is using your gifts and talents for His Glory.  Thank you for sharing your updates with your family and friends at CCA.

 

Class of 2012 – Michael Tan

“Both the math and liberal arts classes were very helpful in my transition into University.  I came to college knowing many of the concepts that were being taught.”

 

Class of 2011 – Stephanie Inabent

Stephanie is attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a major in Pre-Med/Biology with a minor in French.  She is employed by Harding University as a Computer Lab Attendant and Undergraduate Researcher.  She is a member of the American Chemical Society, GATA (Harding’s equivalent of a Sorority), serving as a spiritual life director,  and the MSAC (Multicultural Student Action Committee).  She volunteers at Humanity (a club whose aim is to raise awareness and funds to end human trafficking) and the local Women’s Shelter for women who have been trafficked.

“The biggest way that CCA has prepared me in life and college is that it taught us how to think.  Philosophy and logic courses helped me to think for myself, do my own research on topics, and not blindly believe any person who speaks eloquently or an article that is well written.  Another big area in which CCA has prepared me is with public speaking.  CCA does an excellent job of helping us overcome the fear of public speaking and giving us the skills to speak well in front of an audience.  This has helped me so much since I have had to give many presentations of the research I am doing.”