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Class of 2028: Rooted in Faith

Class of 2028: Rooted in Faith

The Second Baptist School community gathered recently to honor the promotion of the Class of 2028, marking a significant milestone in the lives of the eighth grade students. The event, filled with heartfelt speeches, prayers, and awards, was a testament to the students' hard work and the support of their families and teachers.

Second Baptist School alumna Whitney Thode ‘19 delivered an inspiring charge to the students, encouraging them to pursue wisdom and stay true to their faith as they transition into upper school.

A highlight of the ceremony was when Derek Hickle, eighth grade bible teacher, introduced the devotional readings, where several students shared their reflections on faith and personal growth:

Maya Schmidt spoke about the importance of being rooted in Christ, drawing a parallel between the roots of a mighty oak tree and the strength derived from a deep relationship with Jesus.

Elijah Parrish shared a personal story about the need for supportive relationships, likening it to the stability required when climbing down from a roof, and emphasized the biblical call to bear one another's burdens.

Georgia Northrup reflected on overcoming difficult times with the assurance of God's unending love, reminding her peers that nothing can separate them from God's love.

Noah Franshaw highlighted that Jesus knows all of us inside and out, encouraging students to trust in Jesus, who empathizes with their struggles.

Leah Garner urged her classmates to prioritize their relationship with God over the busyness of life, emphasizing that God deserves more than just excuses.

As the ceremony concluded, awards were presented, and the proud eighth graders received their certificates of promotion. The Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the 2024 DAR Youth Citizenship Award to Bailey Ultis. The Karen Jensen Scholar Award was presented to two students, Leah Garner and Elijah Parrish.

Congratulations, Class of 2028!

Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. - Philippians 2:2


Eighth Grade Promotion Album