Monday, May 28, 2007

2 Down, 2 To Go (Years of High School, that is)!

Matt's done with his Sophmore year! It amazes me how quickly time is flying by. He's already half-way through high school!!

Matt receiving his blessing

Dr. G speaking to the students and families

Friday we attended the "Night of Blessing" at Matt's school. Each year Dr. G gives each of the students in upper division a "blessing" which involves selecting a historical figure that the student most emulates. The school studied Modernity this year, so all of the awards/blessings given were historical figures of that era.

Matt received the James K. Polk blessing. According to Dr. G, our 11th president was known for standing up and doing what was right in the face of adversity (at least that's all I caught as I was being distracted at the moment...imagine that with a 1 and 3 year old at my ankles!).

The interesting part is that my husband's family is related to James Polk! Of course Dr. G didn't know that, but it gave me goosebumps when Pat reminded me of that fact!

I LOVE Matt's school and feel extremely blessed that he is able to sit under the tutelage of Dr. G as well as all the other great teachers. Dr. G prays for each student everyday and is passionate about discipling and training a generation of great Godly thinkers and world changers (though he would state his mission more eloquently than that!).

Matt got the job!! He'll be working at Best Buy soon. He's so excited! He loves computers and all other media or pretty much anything plugged into the wall. I'm so proud of him for getting the first job he interviewed for. He said that humanities essay questions helped him respond to the interviewer. Wow! He's admitting there is some good to those essays!

2 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

Way to go Matt!!! I wish our kids had good schools like that! There isn't much for us in Germany. We can not even home school. You just need to be where God has you. We do have a good American Bible study on Sunday nights for our kids (AWANA, and a Discipleship University). For this I am very thankful!

Leda said...

Cindy, You look way too young to have a 17 year old!!