In 2008, Lauren Brown transferred to North Cobb Christian School as a fourth grader. She describes it as the “best year ever” thanks to almost weekly field trips. A biblical education was a priority to Lauren’s parents, and God provided making it possible for her to complete her ninth year in May. “I know how important it was to my parents that I receive a biblical education, and I’m so thankful for their sacrifices,” she explains.
Although each year didn’t feature weekly trips, Lauren identified three of her favorite things for us:
1. Her Teachers Lauren took full advantage of her teachers’ willingness to offer guidance outside the classroom. They pushed her to find her God-given calling and pursue it whole-heartedly.
“I look up to my teachers in so many different ways. I cannot count how many times I have busted through a teacher’s door during their planning period and asked them for advice. They always drop what they are doing and listen to me talk, sometimes for hours.”
2. Soccer For thirteen years Lauren has enjoyed everything about soccer (except running.) Her time on NCCS’s soccer team has taught her valuable life lessons that she’ll carry with her after she graduates.
“I love trying new things,” she says. “It is definitely not easy balancing academics, sports, and work all at the same time, but knowing my priorities is most important. Soccer has given me leadership skills and taught me to step up for the team when needed,” she explains. “I have also learned how important it is to encourage one another; saying something so simple like ‘good game’ can really make a difference.”
3. Mission Trips NCCS offers mission trips during the spring each year. Some service trips are international and some are local. One of the destinations this year for Spring Term was Haiti to travel to several villages and install water filters and tell them about the Gospel.
“The most memorable part of my time here was definitely the amazing opportunity I had to go to Haiti this year,” she says. “The trip wasn’t about how many water filters I was able to install, but how many Haitians were able to hear the Word of God. It was so humbling, and I would go back in a heartbeat!”
Memories Made Her senior year has had so many incredible moments and she intends on making the most of the few days that are left. “I was so honored to be crowned Homecoming Queen this year; it all still feels like a dream!” she says.
And certainly she will miss her fellow students and teachers as she says goodbye to her high school years. “I know that I will look back on my senior year and miss every part of it, so I have tried to enjoy every last second!”
What’s Ahead Lauren plans to go to the University of Georgia this fall to further her education, though deciding which university to attend certainly wasn’t an easy choice. “I plan on majoring in health promotion or pre-nursing because I would really love to be a nurse one day,” she says. “I also want to get involved in some type of Christian organization at Georgia and be able to minister and share my story with many students on campus.”
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