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Hannah A.

Texas

Life is short, but also like terribly and insufferably long at the same time.
― Jenna Mourey

Hannah is the daughter of Scott and Rachel and has three siblings. She enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys doing missions work. Hannah was invited to the Honor’s Program at Eastfield Community College. She also received the Outstanding Student Scholarship at Louisiana Tech University. Her favorite CC Memory is going to Babe’s Chicken as a class every year. Hannah plans to attend Louisiana Tech University in the fall and major in kinesiology.

Lauren A. (Lo)

Kentucky
Classical Academy of Woodlawn

The wind is rising! We must try to live!
― Paul Valéry

Lo is the daughter of Lane and Ursula and has one younger brother. Lo enjoys audio engineering, hand bells, dance, singing, songwriting, painting/drawing, crafting, and finally, reading poetry and literature classics. Her favorite CC memory is of giving a dramatic interpretation of the Odyssey. She dressed up like a fat beggar and laughed the hardest she had in a long time. She plans to go to Franklin, Tennessee, to earn certificates in audio engineering and music business production.

Zoe A.

North Carolina
Ardmore Academy

My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
― John 14:27

Zoe is the daughter of Marlene and Scott and has five siblings. She is a Black Belt and instructor in Taekwondo. She is also a member of CCH Mock Trial Team and participated in the Challenge B mock trial program. Zoe is getting married in August and plans to attend law school.

Eilis A.

Pennsylvania
A. Academy

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
― Jeremiah 29:11

Eilis is the daughter of Julie and Soetji and has one sibling. Her interests include playing tennis, working at a retirement home and a local market, exploring different cultures and foods, and volunteering in downtown Philadelphia. She has so many fun and treasured memories from CC that she can’t choose. Eilis plans to study nursing and Arabic at the University of Pittsburgh.

Peter A.

Indiana
A. Academy

You’re both wrong.
― Darrell Arnett

Pete is the son of Darrell and Nellie. His interests include military history and drawing. He took First Place in the Humorous Duo Interpretation and Third Place in Biographical Informative competitions at Christian Communicators of America speech tournaments. His favorite CC memory is of “Captain Motorcycle” attending his Challenge class. Pete plans to take a gap year and work while exploring his options. He is considering pursuing a trade.

Jacob A.

Pennsylvania

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
― Psalm 24: 1-2 (NIV)

Jacob is the son of Keith and Stephanie and has eight siblings. He enjoys playing video games, reading and discussing philosophy, and playing the guitar and soccer. His favorite memories of CC are the thought-provoking conversations, as well as the weird rabbit trails their discussions took. Jacob has been developing video games for about four years and hopes to make a career of it.

Lochlan A.

Louisiana
A. Academy

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
― Romans 8:1

Lochlan is the son of Daniel and Meghan and has six siblings. He loves fishing, football, and working out. He was a three-year letterman, senior captain, and all-state linebacker for the Baton Rouge Patriots homeschool football team. He qualified for Regionals in NCFCA Team Policy debate. His favorite CC memories are of playing pickup football with his buddies in Foundations and making Oobleck in Challenge I. He plans to study mechanical engineering in the Honors College at Louisiana State.

Juliann B. (Jaz)

Ohio
Deus Fidelis Classical Academy

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior
— 2 Samuel 22:3a

Jaz is the daughter of Nathan and Leah and has three siblings. She earned her Stars and Stripes Award from American Heritage Girls. She has performed in handbell choirs and enjoys swing dancing, reading and interior designing. Jaz’s favorite memory is of her Challenge IV friends. She plans to study Critical Thinking and Integrative Studies at the Creation Education Institute (NC).

Veronica B. (Vee)

Florida

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
— Hebrews 11:1

Vee is the daughter of Michael and Robin and has four siblings. She loves music, photography, art, government, and ministry.

Jackson C.

Georgia
C. Classical Academy

Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin

Jackson is the son of Jeff and Laurie and has one sibling. He enjoys basketball, swimming, playing the cello, video games, and reading. His favorite CC memory is of the hundreds of times he worked with his classmates to set up tables and chairs. He plans to attend Kennesaw State University and major in computer science.

Daniel C.

Missouri

If I have only an hour with someone, I will spend the first 55 minutes asking questions and finding out what is troubling their heart and mind, then in the last five minutes I will share the truth.
— Francis Schaeffer

Daniel is the son of Boyd and Natalie and has one brother. His interests include woodburning, poetry, and speeches. His favorite CC memory is of the first day and knowing it was going to be one of the best things to happen to him. Daniel plans to work with Summit Ministries this summer.

Jesika C.

Maryland

Cry or die trying.
—Anonymous

Jesika is the daughter of Lee and Marybeth and has one sister. Her interests include ice skating, snowboarding, visual arts, volunteering at the National Building Museum in D.C., special effects make-up, and hanging out with her goldfish and cats. She earned a Presidential Volunteer Service Award and was a Grand Champion in teen fine arts at Montgomery County fair. Her favorite CC memory is of hanging out with her classmates, and specifically the bonfires. Jesika plans to attend Montgomery County Community College before studying for a degree in mortuary science.

Lydia C.

Connecticut
C. Academy

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
—Psalm 63:3

Lydia is the daughter of John and Aimee and has seven siblings. She enjoys writing, reading, and singing. Her favorite CC memory was when Isabel, Julia, Ashley, and she all ran to Clyde’s Cider Mill nearby and did history out in the cold with cups of hot cider and warm donuts. Lydia plans on doing a year at community college, solidifying her career choice, and then transferring to Columbia International University.

Aislinn C.

Missouri
C. Homeschool

Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
—Lilo & Stitch

Aislinn is the daughter of Warren and Amy and has one sibling. She loves dance at Solomon’s Dance Studio, helping with youth group and at Racine Christian Church, working at the Faithful Friends’ Advocates animal shelter, reading, and Shakespeare. Her favorite CC memories are of the friendships she made at CC and their discussions on community day. Aislinn plans to attend Crowder Community College in the fall.

Abigail C. (Abby)

West Virginia

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it, and it’s only good for wallowing in.
—Katherine Mansfield

Abby is the daughter of Debra and Jeffrey and has one brother. She volunteers regularly at her church, and loves sports, debate, and baking. Her favorite CC memory is of meeting one of her best friends in Challenge A. Abigail plans to study biology at Shepherd University in the fall to prepare for medical school.

Cora C.

Ohio

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

Cora is the daughter of Gretchen and Dustin and has one sister. She enjoys playing the flute, crocheting, playing board and video games. She plays flute and piccolo in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Central Ohio. Her favorite CC memory is of the conversation on love versus hate tied through the entire day. When those topics are interwoven through every subject, the impact is indescribable. She plans to study civil engineering at Cedarville University and has received several academic scholarships.

Grace C.

Maryland

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
— Psalm 139: 7–8

Gracie is the daughter of Dan and Katie and has two siblings. She enjoys playing guitar, soccer, basketball, fishing, and nature photography. Her soccer team won the state cup twice. Her favorite CC memory is of the Challenge I Protocol cruise on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Caleb D.

Ohio
D. Academy

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
—Henry Van Dyke

Caleb is the son of Domanicka and Shannon and has two siblings. He produces and sells his own music. He played three years of varsity soccer and continues to play club soccer. His favorite CC memory is of all the laughs he shared with his classmates. Caleb plans to study business management or marketing at Georgia State University. He plans to continue his music career while in college and after.

Taylor D.

Ohio
D. Academy

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for He will never disappoint you!
—Psalms 27:14

Taylor is the daughter of Shannon and Domanicka and has two brothers. She loves playing the piano, reading, writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, and sewing. Her favorite CC memory is of escaping campus as a class and going to Cane’s Chicken. She plans to study music at Taylor University on a Trustee’s Scholarship.

Richard D.

Texas
Mainstay Academy

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
—Philippians 4:13

Richard is the son of Audrey and has two siblings. He enjoys playing football, basketball, and lifeguarding for the City of Grapevine. He also holds a black belt in American Karate. Richard’s favorite CC memory is of the fellowship that developed with his classmates who became lifelong friends. He plans to earn his real estate license this summer and begin studying business and kinesiology in the fall.

Lucas D.

Connecticut

Strive for perfection. You will never achieve it, but you will never stop improving.

Lucas is the son of Jennifer and Bill. His main interests are competitive yo-yoing, philosophy, theology, and video games. In competitive yo-yoing, Lucas is ranked 31st in the world, 21st in the U.S., and 4th in the Northeast region. His favorite CC memories are of Challenge I and II Protocols. He plans to attend an online college to earn a degree in business.

Amanda D.

Maryland
Frederick Christian Academy

I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.
—Philippians 4:13

Amanda is the daughter of Mike and Lisa and has a younger brother. Her interests include art, photography, nature, reading, golf, volleyball, and lifeguarding. She has won local golf tournaments, played in the Tournament of Champions at Pinehurst, and was awarded the Maryland Golf Association’s David King Scholarship. Her favorite CC memories are of Protocols, Mock Trial, Field Trips, and End of Year Celebrations. Amanda plans to attend Shepherd University this fall as a historic preservation/public history major.

Wyatt D.

South Carolina
D. Academy

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.
—Romans 1:16

Wyatt is the son of Julie and Keith and has two older sisters. Wyatt has been in Classical Conversations for 14 years and plays basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Wyatt’s team won the South Carolina Homeschool Basketball Tournament, and he was named MVP. His favorite CC memory is of theology discussions with his classmates. He plans to attend Liberty University to pursue a degree in Biblical Studies.

Ashley D.

Connecticut
D. Classical Academy

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
—Philippians 1:21

Ashley is the daughter of Joel and Jenifer and has one sibling. She enjoys music (violin and singing), jewelry-making, writing, editing, languages, and children’s ministry. She was also a Silver medalist for the National Latin Exam (2018-19). Her favorite memory from Challenge A is when her class had a pajama day during their world map-drawing group exercise. Next year Ashley plans to work full time and take some college classes while she decides on a degree program.

Lukas D.

Illinois

I kinda always wanted to be an ant.
—Tyler Joseph

Lukas is the son of Chad and Amy. Music is his passion, and Lukas has released his own music. His favorite CC memory is of meeting the seven best friends he has ever had. Lukas plans to attend a local community college this fall and “put 110% of my energy into God’s plan for me of being a musician.”

Joseph D.

Florida
Homelife Academy

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. For there is no law against these things.
—Galatians 5:22-23

Joseph is the son of Matt and Teresa and has one sibling. His interests include music, guitar, songwriting, poetry, music theory, reading the Bible, and basketball. He is a youth worship leader and works at Chick-fil-A. His favorite CC memory is of chugging a bottle of Mountain Dew and a stack of Mentos. Joseph plans to attend Southeastern University to study music ministry.

Megan D.

Maryland

Fika [fee-ka]. Swedish—A moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life.

Megan is the daughter of Lee and Lisa and has one sister. She enjoys art, music, particularly playing the guitar, and being involved in church activities. Megan has attended Classical Conversations for 13 years and has attended and served as a camp worker at Parent Practicums for years. She plans to attend a community college in the fall.

Laurel E.

Maryland
E. Classical Homeschool

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
—C.S. Lewis

Laurel is the daughter of William and Ronda. She is a piano student, instructor and church accompanist. She researches and creates historical costumes and portrays life on a 17th-century tobacco plantation as a costumed interpreter at St. Mary’s City Museum. Her favorite CC memory is of playing card games during lunch. Laurel received the Senior Music Theory Award from the Maryland Music Teachers Association and is attending Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, to pursue a degree in history.

Elizabeth E.

Louisiana
Themelios Christian Academy

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
—Oscar Wilde

Libby is the daughter of Jeff and Nikki and has two brothers. Her interests include writing, art, music, language studies, and psychology. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, is a three-time Memory Master, and earned maxima cum laude on the National Latin Exam. Her favorite CC memory is of reading from Macbeth with a Scottish accent! She plans to attend Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, in the fall.

Joshua E.

Oklahoma
Lighthouse Academy

But I say to you, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
—Matthew 5:44

Josh is the son of David and Lisa and has three siblings. His interests include writing, designing, story boarding, drawing, dance, drama, soccer, refereeing soccer, debate, theology, and philosophy. His soccer team won a tournament, Josh won a dance-off, his Mock Trial team won all its cases, and he volunteers for several charities. His favorite CC memory is of playing Hamlet and being executed by a plethora of pies. Josh plans to attend a Christian college.

Madeline F.

Georgia

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
—Psalm 56:3 (ESV)

Madeline is the daughter of Timothy and Sarah and has two siblings. She enjoys playing soccer and the ukulele and loves coffee, babysitting and puppies. She plans to study Early Childhood Education at Anderson University (SC) in the fall and has received the Denmark and Provost Scholarships from Anderson. Her favorite memory from Challenge was gathering with her classmates to get ready for Protocol events.

Chloe F.

Louisiana
F. Academy

So why should I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.
—Psalm 23:6

Chloe is the daughter of Geoff and Rachel and has two siblings. She enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time outside, reading, and volunteering weekly at her church. Her favorite CC memory is of the annual Challenge Campouts every fall allowing all upper Challenge students and families to come together for a time of fellowship. Chloe plans to attend a local college to pursue a degree in surgical technology.

Julia F.

Connecticut
Laudate Academy

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
—Philippians 4:8

Julia is the daughter of John and Jennifer and has three sisters. She enjoys drawing and playing the violin. She performs with the Connecticut Youth Symphony and ChamberFest at the Csehy Summer School of Music. Her favorite CC memory is of going to the Metropolitan Art Museum in Challenge II. She plans to attend Cairn University.

Chloe F.

Louisiana
Cleveland Academy

When our plans are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us toward the goal of true maturity.
—Elisabeth Elliot

Chloe is the daughter of Daniel and Daphne and has four siblings. Her interests include traveling and meeting new people. She is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and is state champion for both Louisiana and Alabama. She also served at a Word of Life camp in Mexico. Her favorite CC memory is of her Challenge A year. Chloe plans to study communications at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

Mayson F.

Louisiana
Ashton Academy

Seek Discomfort.
—Unknown

Mayson is the son of John and April and has one sister. He enjoys flying, playing the piano, and water sports. He earned his private pilot’s license this year at 17. His favorite CC memory is of an experiment in Challenge III when he trapped a bubble of methane gas underwater and told his classmate to hold the lighter above it when he released the methane. No harm was done, just a few arm hairs missing. Mayson plans to attend Louisiana Tech University on an academic scholarship with a major in Professional Aviation.

Christianna G.

Florida

Let your smile change the world but don't let the world change your smile.

Christianna is the daughter of Christina and Fred and has three siblings. She likes to write poetry, do photography and anything that involves make-up. She is a certified coach/trainer for Chick-fil-A and once received a pickle award from Chick-fil-A. She is also a certified nursing assistant. Her favorite CC memory is of her Challenge III Protocol.

Daniel G. (Wesley)

Georgia
Living Word Academy

To witness secrets sealed, one must endure the harshest punishment.
—Team Cherry

Wesley is the son of Daryl and Kim. He has been in several Christian Fellowship Theater productions such as Into the Woods and The Cat and The Hat. He enjoys playing video games and works at both Chick-fil-A and Dunkin Donuts. His favorite CC memory is of dissecting the fetal pig. Wesley plans to begin ministry training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s Valor Program in Griffin, Georgia.

Mackenzie G.

Maryland

You must be imaginative, strong hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. The only limit is your soul.
—Auguste Gusteau, Ratatouille

Mackenzie is the daughter of Ryan and Elisabeth and has one sibling. She has played violin for 10 years and enjoys ballet, jazz, drawing, writing and photography. She has danced in The Nutcracker ballet and played violin in Germany, Slovakia and Hungary. She plans to major in Cinematic Arts at Baylor or Liberty University.

Evalyn G.

Florida
Classical Crossroads Academy

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they neither toil nor spin.
—Matthew 6:28

Evalyn is the daughter of Robert and Arianna and has two siblings. Her interests include drawing, painting, music, worship, songwriting, education, ministry, and surfing. Her favorite CC memory is of all the class discussions about culture, philosophy, freedom, responsibility, and faith. She has already participated in six short-term mission trips and plans to spend the next five months on mission trips, including a three-month Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission in Mazatlán.

Braylie G.

Virginia
G. School for Gifted Youngsters

Today I’d like to sit and read; forget I have a job I need;
Ignore the things I have to do, and just enjoy a book or two.

—Bruce Lee

Braylie is the daughter of Rob and Dee Dee and has three siblings. She enjoys music, reading, movies, playing the violin, and singing show tunes. Her favorite CC memory is all the memories and friends she made joining new communities. Braylie plans to attend Liberty University on an academic scholarship and hopes to find a career in movies or theater.

Danielle H.

Maryland

Whether you are 16 or 60, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.
—Matthew Kelly

Danielle is the daughter of Peter and Sharon. She enjoys music, art, and baking desserts. Her favorite CC memory is from Challenge I, when the class was reading The Taming of the Shrew and wanted her to do a French accent. Danielle plans to study business at the University of Maryland, then one day start her own business.

Thomas H. (TJ)

Florida
HomeLife Academy

I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

—Psalm 118:13-14

TJ is the son of Tom and Jamie and has one brother. He enjoys football, CrossFit, personal training and jiu jitsu. His favorite CC memory is of playing Bullseye with nerf guns in Foundations with his class of eight boys. Thomas plans to become a certified personal trainer, then study physical therapy and athletic training at St. John’s River State College.

Steven H.

Connecticut
St Michael Home School Group

The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.
—The Doctor, Doctor Who, Season 5, Episode 10

Steven is the son of David and Laura. He enjoys sword-collecting, gaming, and writing, and has earned a green belt in Kung Fu. Steven’s favorite CC memory is of the Chair Debate in Challenge III.

Duncan H.

South Carolina
H. Academy

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
—1 Tim 4:12

Duncan is the son of Amy and Chad and has three siblings. He enjoys being part of the worship team. He participated in karate, basketball, and karate. His teams were three-time state basketball champions, East Coast 2A basketball champions, and East Coast volleyball champions. His favorite CC memory is of getting stuck in an elevator at an aquarium. Duncan plans to study sports management and play volleyball at North Greenville University.

Brianna H.

Missouri
Angel Falls Christian Academy

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
—Augustine of Hippo

Brianna is the daughter of Fernando and Karen and has two siblings. She has been a competitive swimmer for the past six years. She enjoys painting, sketching, creating digital animations, surfing and skateboarding. Her favorite CC memory is of Challenge II Movie Nights. Brianna has received the Academic Excellence Award from Northwest Missouri State University where she will be studying Digital Media in the fall.

Alison H. (Ali)

Indiana
H. Academy

You can‘t buy happiness, but you can buy Chick-fil-A, and that’s basically the same thing.
—Anonymous

Ali is the daughter of Devin and Wendy and has two siblings. She enjoys playing soccer, working in her church’s preschool ministry and helping at Practicums. She was the captain of her soccer team and an all-star her junior and senior year. Her favorite CC memory is of the day that all of the guys in her Challenge III class showed up in hazmat suits for chemistry. She plans to attend a local college in the fall.

Lara H.

Florida

Hey. Alright, obviously we all wanna die, but we have to get through this.
—The Office, Season 8, Episode 8

Lara is the daughter of Gerald and Cindy and has two siblings. She enjoys drawing, baking, and making crafts. Her biggest accomplishment is making it through high school. Her favorite CC memory is of attending her Challenge III Protocol. She plans to go to college to become a medical examiner.

Nathaniel H.

Washington
H. House of Learning

Have I not commanded you be strong and courageous for the Lord our God is with you.
—Joshua 1:9

Nathaniel is the son of Philip and Gidget and has two older siblings. He enjoys playing the guitar and taekwondo. After studying taekwondo for four years, Nathaniel plans to test for his black belt soon. He has also earned the AWANA Citation Award. His favorite CC memory is of hanging out at lunch with his homeschool buddies. Nathaniel plans to get a job and attend South Puget Sound Community College.

Jackson H. (Jax)

Louisiana

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
—1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Jax is the son of John and Corey and has three siblings. He enjoys basketball, speech, debate, and reading. His favorite CC memory is of his first year in Foundations when he and all his siblings were in the same class. Jax plans to attend the Honors College at Louisiana State University.

Nathan J.

Wisconsin
Discovery Academy

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
—Matthew 6:27

Nathan is the son of Eddie and Maegen and has two siblings. He plays the violin and piano and enjoys computers. He is close to completing his Eagle Scout, is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and plays violin with the Dubuque Youth Symphony Orchestra. His favorite CC memory is of working with his class for mock trial. He is taking classes at Emmaus Bible College and plans to study computer science.

Russell K.

Florida
K. Classical Home Academy

Today, give thanks to those who have done you wrong. They’ve unknowingly made you strong.
—Anonymous

Russell is the son of Russell and Nancy and has five siblings. He participated in the U.S. Navy League Sea Cadets, football, and basketball. He earned the Navy League of the U.S. Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal and the Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Medal. His favorite CC memory is of Mock Trial. Russell plans to attend a local college then transfer to University of South Florida for a degree in engineering.

Kailey K. (Kale)

North Carolina
Classic Christian Academy

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
—Oscar Wilde

Kale is the daughter of Lisa and John and has two younger sisters. She studied dance for 12 years, worked as a monster at a haunted park, and was voted vice president of a homeschool group for two years in a row. Her favorite CC memory is of their many trips to Washington, D.C. She plans on taking a gap year in the fall.

Ireland K.

Virginia

Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ireland is the daughter of Shanee, Art, and Jeramy, and has a younger sister. She enjoys reading, crafting, writing letters to pen pals, drawing, and watercolor painting. She is finishing American Heritage Girls after seven years and has received Presidential Service Awards in Gold and Silver. Her favorite CC memory is from Challenge B debate; it sparked an interest in becoming a lawyer. She plans to attend Thomas Nelson Community College.

Kaylee K.

Oregon
Twelve K’s Homeschool

And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh, but darling, “What if you fly?”
—Erin Hanson

Kaylee is the daughter of Barron and Kristen and has nine siblings. Kaylee’s passions are ranch work, horses, cows, family and Jesus. “My hobbies are my LIFE!” Kaylee says. Her favorite CC memory is when she had to change communities to get the Challenge program she needed. The new community welcomed her with open arms and lasting friendships. Her life goal is to become an equine therapist.

Anna K.

Kentucky
Ohio River Academy

Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you.
—Toby McKeehan

Anna is the daughter of Jon and Laura and has six siblings. She enjoys barrel racing, art and CrossFit. Her favorite CC memory was last year when her class took a trip to Washington, D.C. Anna hopes to become a professional rodeo rider.

Anya K.

Florida
K. Family Homeschool

You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.
—Zig Ziglar

Anya is the daughter of Kurtis and Wendy. She enjoys dance and working with children and is the captain of the Pirouette Dance Company and a dance and gymnastics instructor at the YMCA. At her community’s Excellence in Education event, Anya enjoyed demonstrating rhythm to the audience. After graduation she plans to work full time as a dance instructor at the YMCA.

Isabel L.

Connecticut
L. School

Miracle Max: Have fun storming the castle!
Valerie: [aside, to Max] Do ya think it’ll work?
Miracle Max: It would take a miracle. [calling out] Bye bye!

Izzy is the daughter of Wayne and Deborah and has three siblings. She enjoys languages, writing poetry, snowboarding in the winter and works part-time in a hardware store. She received an academic scholarship to the University of Northwestern–St Paul where she plans to double major in Spanish and linguistics and participate in Air Force ROTC.

Catherine L.

Oregon

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
—Joshua 1:9

Catie is the daughter of Matthew and Anna and has three siblings. She plays softball and is involved in 4-H swine project, horse showmanship, and leadership. She also enjoys being outside fishing and hunting. Her favorite CC memory is of hanging out with her friends each week. Catie plans to either study nursing or go into the Air Force.

Micah L.

Georgia
L. Academy

Follow your passion…, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means you should follow that.
—Ellen DeGeneres

Micah is the son of Bret and April and has five siblings. His interests include all sports, robotics, theater, and reading. His favorite CC memory is of his Challenge III Protocol when they went to an Italian restaurant, then saw A Christmas Carol. Micah plans to take a gap year and work, then take courses in carpentry or real estate.

Amber L.

Texas

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
—Philippians 4:6

Amber is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer and has two brothers. Her interests include martial arts, anime, drawing, reading, and food. She has a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her favorite CC memory is of growing up with her friends and experiencing life together. Amber plans to study kinesiology at University of North Texas in the fall, then pursue a degree in sports therapy.

Rebekah L. (Bekah)

Iowa

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
—Romans 8:18

Bekah is the daughter of Rich and Catherine and has two older brothers. Her interests include dance, music, theater, baking, cooking, and serving at church. She was on the All Iowa Honor Dance Team her junior year. Her favorite CC memories are of logic and the fun discussions about heaven that got them off topic sometimes. Bekah plans to double major in theatre performance and marketing at the University of Northern Iowa.

Hannah L.

Florida

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
—Jeremiah 29:11

Hannah is the daughter of Jennifer and David and has one sister. She is currently a level 10 gymnast. Hannah has taken organ lessons and played the organ for several churches over the past three years. One of Hannah’s favorite CC memories is of Mock Trial. She plans to attend Bethany Lutheran College in the fall to study exercise science.

Isabella L.

Texas

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the lord , “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
—Jeremiah 29:11

Bella is the daughter of Veronica and Johnny and has two siblings. She likes to cook, bake, watch Wheel of Fortune, and paint. Her biggest achievement was beating cancer when she was younger. Her favorite CC memory is of the Christmas party in Challenge III. She plans to go to college and perhaps pursue a degree in medicine or allied health.

Levi M.

Georgia
M. Prep Academy

We have the whole Bible because one verse isn’t enough.
—Dale Peake

Levi is the son of Linda & Michael and has two sisters. He enjoys building personal computers, playing basketball, and working as a camp counselor. He plays guitar and piano and enjoys singing. His accomplishments include remodeling a home and replacing an automotive transmission. His favorite memory is of “debate. Copious debate.” He plans to work, then attend electrical school.

Grace M. (Gracie)

California
Gratia Dei Classical Academy

The reading of all books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
—Rene Descartes

Gracie is the daughter of Francisco and Areli and has one brother. She has studied both piano and dance for eight years and favors jazz and tap dancing. Her favorite CC memory was of preparing for Mock Trial in Challenge B and forming friendships. Gracie plans to attend community college then study fine arts, history, and theology at California Baptist University.

Landon M., II (Allen)

Texas
M. Classical Academy

If you are a student, you should always get a good night’s sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside….
—Lemony Snicket

Allen is the son of Landon and Michelle and has five siblings. His interests include robotics, Boy Scouts, and drama. His accomplishments include becoming an Eagle Scout and a member of the Texas Robotics Hall of Fame. Allen plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Nicholas M. (Nick)

Alabama
Grand Bay Classical Academy

Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.
—James Weldon Johnson

Nick is the son of Rebecca and Charles and has one younger brother. He particularly enjoys studying politics and current events. His favorite CC memory is being able to examine his early years and to see the evolution into who he is today. Nick will be attending South Alabama University on a scholarship to study computer engineering and electrical engineering.

Charlotte M.

Maryland
M. Academy

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons…will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38-39

Charlotte is the daughter of Scott and Leanne and has two brothers. She loves theater, singing, dance, and theology. Her favorite CC memory is of her Challenge B class Facetiming Jim Nance, the author of the formal logic textbooks. Charlotte plans to study biology at Gordon College as part of its A.J. Gordon Scholars Program in the fall.

Morgan M.

Mississippi
M. Academy

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
—Philippians 4:13

Morgan is the daughter of Rob and April and has one sister. She enjoys music, dance, acting, drama, movies, art, and writing. Her favorite CC memory is of Challenge 3 when a student brought three foam swords to play RPG (Roll Playing Game) with. All of a sudden, the worlds of the Hobbit, Narnia, and Beowulf came to life during their RPG game. She plans to attend a local community college in the fall.

 

Wyatt O.

Kentucky

The unexamined life is not worth living.
—Socrates

Wyatt is the son of Brian and Kim and has two siblings. He enjoys working, researching, playing video games and tennis. He had perfect attendance all four years of high school. His favorite CC memory is of getting slapped in the face by a classmate after a hard-fought game of Latin Scrabble. Wyatt plans to study accounting at the University of Kentucky, then become a CPA or auditor for a major accounting firm or the IRS.

Anisa P.

Missouri

In my experience it is affection that creates this taste, teaching us first to notice, then to endure, then to smile at, then to enjoy, and finally to appreciate the people who happen to be there.
—C.S. Lewis

Anisa is the daughter of John and Norma and has two sisters. She enjoys playing the piano and engaging in the shooting sports. Her favorite CC memory is of hearing her classmates’ essays on “What is Virtue” at the end of Challenge. She plans to study to become a veterinarian.

William P.

Kentucky
Willow Prep Academy

I just have a lot of Plan B’s because I haven’t found any Plan A’s.
—Elizabeth Henderson

William is the son of Dr. William and Lori and has three siblings.

Luke P.

Florida
Naples P. Academy

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
—Philippians 4:13

Luke is the son of Lisa and Patrick. He enjoys working out and playing video games. His favorite CC memory is of always winning at Number Knockout. He was selected to be a Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholar. Luke plans to attend Florida Southern College in the fall on the Danforth Scholarship.

Elizabeth P. (Liz)

Florida
Veritas Classical Academy

Out there things can happen, and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you. And then things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
—Dr Seuss

Liz is the daughter of Thomas and Regina and has two siblings. She graduated with honors and was awarded first runner-up for Miss Okaloosa County. Her favorite CC memory is of her Challenge B Director reading Dr. Seuss in Latin. Liz plans to intern for the Republican National Committee in D.C., then attend the King’s College in Manhattan studying political science, philosophy, and economics.

Fernando P. (Miki)

Georgia
The P. Academy of Excellence

Live as if it were impossible to fail, the most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe
—Casey Neistat, YouTube personality

Miki is the son of Fernando and Monika and has three siblings. He is into JROTC, YouTube and vlogging, and has taken mission trips to Kenya and Dominican Republic. Miki, who is a first sergeant, JROTC expert shooter (three years) and Raider Nationals semifinalist, will attend the University of Mississippi on an Army ROTC Scholarship, then hopes to transfer to West Point.

Elizabeth P.

Wisconsin
Veritas Classical Academy

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
—1 Timothy 4:12

Elizabeth is the daughter of Art and Kris and has two siblings. She enjoys dancing in the kitchen, Star Wars, climbing trees, making movies, swimming and running competitively, sewing costumes, and pancakes. Her favorite CC memory is of the weekly fellowship with other families. She plans to spend another year studying before making any further choices.

Grace Q.

Maryland

Adeo facilius est multa facere quam diu.
—Quintilian

Grace is the daughter of Jeff and Rose and has one brother. She likes art and writing and often volunteers with Rukundo International, which builds schools in Kabale, Uganda. Grace participated in the Investigating Where We Live summer program at the National Building Museum in Washington. D.C. last year and won a scholarship. One of her favorite CC memories is when Mrs. Leanne gave her a barrel of pretzels for her birthday. She plans to attend a community college then transfer to a four-year college.

Samuel R.

Georgia
Rauch Academy

I’d rather be happy being myself than sad trying to please everyone else.
—Jermaine Cole

Samuel is the son of Eric and Jennifer and has five siblings. He enjoys cars, sports, and charity work. At Chick-fil-A he has been employee of the month, a team leader, and kitchen manager in training. His favorite CC memory is of blowing an outlet while doing an electromagnetic demonstration with his science partner.

Michael R.

Alabama
Honor School of Alabama

Life is short, eat dessert first.
—Joan Smith

Michael is the son of Lee and Chloe and has two brothers. He enjoys playing piano, soccer, and card tricks. His soccer team took Second Place in the Alabama Soccer Association’s 2018 tournament. His favorite CC memory is of he and his classmates consuming Mentos and Dr. Pepper. Chemistry occurred, and a mess was made. Michael has earned a Presidential Scholarship to the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he plans to study engineering before beginning a career in the commercial space industry.

Ramey R.

California
Stone House School

You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.
—Roger Miller

Ramey is the daughter of Reesa and Kelly and has five siblings. She enjoys riding, roping, ranching, and silver engraving. She has attended silver engraving classes and attends Equine Acuscope and Myopulse certification courses. Her favorite CC memory is of meeting the Knoll family. Ramey plans to become a certified Equine Acuscope and Myopulse therapist.

Dylan R.

Kansas

Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.
—Proverbs 24:27

Dylan is the son of Derek and Jennifer and has five siblings. He enjoys financial planning and reading motivational business books, photography, videography, video editing, and writing. One of his favorite CC memories was of Challenge B, three weeks before the science fair competition. He accurately predicted the top three winners. Dylan plans to go to a trade school to learn a trade, then invest in real estate, including rentals and flipping houses for profit.

Thomas R. (Tom)

Connecticut
R. Academy

If you can dream it, you can do it.
—Walt Disney

Tom is the son of Patricia and Walter. He enjoys photography, swimming, and exercising, and made swim championships and all stars two years in a row. His favorite CC memory is of when he was in a debate and the other team couldn’t use their rebuttal and gave up. For the immediate future, Thomas plans to continue to swim.

Oakland R.

Florida

You, sir, are a fish.
—Arthur Morgan

Oakland is the son of Tonya and Holmes and has six siblings. He loves serving in the hospitality, children’s, and youth ministries at his church. He is the only member of his original Foundations class to make it through to Challenge IV. “Oakiepoo’s” favorite CC memories are of hanging out with friends during lunch, playing games, laughing and making jokes. He plans to pursue a career in electrical work and possibly start his own business.

Elizabeth R.

Wisconsin
Classical Academy

I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
—Psalms 32:8

Elizabeth is the daughter of Julianne and has four siblings. She enjoys writing, dancing, drawing, painting, singing, reading, science, music, and ninjas. Elizabeth directed a homeschool dance group for two years and was awarded the Walczak Dance Scholarship. Her favorite memory from CC is of delivering a roundhouse kick to Luke’s doubting head, proving that ballerinas can kick high. She is interested in biochemistry/physics and plans on taking some science classes.

Alexander S. (Alex)

Florida
S. Homeschool Education

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.
—Romans 1:16

Alex is the son of Darren and Lina and has one sibling. His favorite pastime is playing paintball as a sport. He is considering taking a college class at his local state college and working full time.

Nicolo S. (Nico)

Florida
S. College Preparatory

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
—Albert Einstein

Nico is the son of Keith and Patty and has two siblings. His interests include soccer, cross country, 4-H archery, the worship team at church, and most genres of music. His favorite CC memory is of Senior Sunrise when they met at a classmate’s home to watch the sunrise and celebrate the beginning of their final year of Challenge. Nicolo plans to study criminal justice at Southeastern University.

Isaac S.

Florida
S. Academy

Then I saw all the work of God that man cannot find out…. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man may claim to know it, he cannot find it out.
—Ecclesiastes 8:17

Isaac is the son of Paul and Courtney and has four siblings. He enjoyed participating in TeenPact, iGovern, and his youth group. His favorite CC memory is of playing the part of Dale Peak (German accent included) in Mock Trial. He plans to pursue a degree in strategic intelligence.

Luke S.

Wisconsin
S. Christian Academy

Never, never, never give up.
—Winston Churchill

Luke is the son of Thomas and Renee and has eight siblings. He enjoyed participating in musicals, plays, Teenpact, and youth group. He competed in cross country (4-year varsity, 2-year captain), swimming (4-year varsity, 2-year captain, 2020 Winter Sports Spotlight Athlete) and track (2-year varsity). His favorite memory of CC is of mock trial. He plans to attend the University of Dubuque to study physical therapy and run track.

Cirrus S.

Texas

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
—Acts‬ ‭20:24‬‬‬

Cirrus is the daughter of Sophia and Justen and has two sisters. Her biggest passions are gardening, children’s ministry, and animals. Her favorite CC memory is of watching Shakespeare with her class. Her classmates’ funny jokes always made the movies better. Cirrus plans to study English in college and become an English teacher.

Christopher S. (Chris)

Kansas
Berean Classical Academy

For this light momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
—2 Corinthians 4:17

Chris is the son of Chris and Adrea and has three siblings. He enjoys playing his banjo, reading, wrestling, football, 4-H, movies, puzzles and spending time with friends. He won Dairy Goat Grand Champion at the Arizona State Fair. His favorite CC memory is when he and his brother became Memory Masters their first year in CC. Chris plans to study criminology or communication studies at Kansas State University.

Victoria S.

Kansas
Berean Classical Academy

Youth is the seed time for good habits, as well in nations as in individuals.
—Thomas Paine

Victoria is the daughter of Chris and Adrea and has three siblings. Her interests include Japanese culture, the Enneagram personality test, art, and alternative health. She plans to go on a mission trip to Sierra Leone, Africa, this summer. Her favorite CC memory is of Challenge A when they discussed the doctrine of salvation. Victoria earned the Limestone Scholarship and plans to study horticultural science at Kansas State University.

Maleigha S.

Oklahoma
Grace World Classical Academy

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.
—Helen Keller

Maleigha is the daughter of Chapman and Maghan and has four siblings. She enjoys music, art, and theater. She lived in Asia for a few years, has traveled to many countries, and can read and write Japanese. She’s been in the performing arts since she was 5, including dance and theater. She plans to go to college, but she doesn’t know what she wants to study.

James S.

Connecticut
Stevens Academy

Time is your most valuable and precious commodity.
—Paul O’Neill

Jamie is the son of Gregory and Jennifer and has one younger brother. He works on a local farm and at a Boy Scout Camp. James swims in the Connecticut Yankee League and won first and second place in the 2020 championships. He achieved the rank of Life Scout in BSA. His favorite CC memory is of a hilarious Socratic Dialogue he wrote with Steven Hayes. James plans on attending an in-state college for accounting.

René S.

Florida

Live a life of no regrets

René is the daughter of Richie and Rai and has two siblings. She enjoys writing, baking, and art. She was invited into her martial arts school’s leadership training program when she was 9, received her 3rd degree belt at 16, and her instructor certification at 18. Her favorite memory from CC is mock trial because it taught her to organize her thoughts and execute them effectively. She plans to attend college in the fall and continue teaching martial arts classes.

Linnea S.

Florida
Lakewood Academy

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
—Hebrews 11:1

Linnea is the daughter of Charles and Barbara and has one sister. Her favorite activities included Mock Trial, Teen Court, swimming, track, piano, and tutoring. She competed in six Mock Trial competitions nationwide and is now preparing for a worldwide competition. Her favorite CC memory is of teaching Latin to students in lower Challenge levels. Linnea plans to take a gap year and tutor, then attend Florida State University majoring in philosophy and math.

Hunter T.

New York

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
—Jeremiah 29:11

Hunter is the son of Karol and has one brother. He enjoys hunting, Frisbee®, Spikeball, and the guitar. Hunter was a two-year Memory Master. His favorite CC memory is of Mock Trial. Hunter plans to attend college and work in the fall.

Jacob T.

New York

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
—John 3:16

Jake is the son of Karol and has one brother. He was in Classical Conversations for eight years and was a Memory Master for three years. He enjoys playing the violin and raising chickens and cats. His favorite CC memory is of preparing for debate with his partner. Jake plans to attend college in the fall.

Thomas T.

Florida
Classical Academy of the Arts

I have been crucified Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
—Galatians 2:20

Thomas is the son of Mary Ellen and Dean and has four siblings. He enjoys surfing, working on cars, woodworking and studying theology. His favorite CC memory is of the dissection of a cow eye in Challenge A. Thomas plans to be an auto mechanic and attend the Universal Technical Institute.

Corey T.

Indiana
Mammy’s Academy

Anti-homeschooler Homeschoolers
—Corey Tharp

Corey is the son of Nick and Kelli. His interests include playing the drums and working at Regal Cinemas. Every memory of Challenge is his favorite CC memory because they are all truly something “else.” Corey plans to study for a computer science degree.

Landon T.

Maryland

Well.
—Isaac Brock

Landon is the son of Erica and Collin and has two siblings. He enjoys writing, playing, recording, and producing music. He can also sight-read on the guitar, piano, bass, and trumpet. His favorite CC memory is of his class pranking their Director by evacuating the classroom before she arrived (She never would have found them in the utility storage!). Landon is an Anna Maria College Honors Program student and plans to become a licensed music therapist.

Paige T.

Maryland

With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?
—Oscar Wilde

Paige is the daughter of Erica and Collin and has three siblings. She enjoys reading, collecting books, spending weekends volunteering at the Smithsonian, and doing all kinds of makeup. This past summer she was awarded a scholarship to attend the summer academy at St. John’s College. Her favorite CC memory is when her class decided to prank their Director by switching rooms while she was out. She plans to study library and information sciences in college.

Isabelle V.

Kentucky
Maranatha Academy

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
—Isaiah 43:2

Isabelle is the daughter of Ron and Krista and has three siblings. Isabelle is a competitive swimmer and works as a lifeguard. She is globally mission-minded and aspires to travel the world. Her favorite CC memory is of traveling to Washington, D.C., with her classmates. She plans to take online classes for a year and then transfer as a sophomore to a university where she will major in international relations and national security.

Abegail V.

Wyoming
V. Academy

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Gail is the daughter of Tim and Kathi and has five siblings. She enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, crafting, painting, and reading. She plays piano for her church and leads the Pre-K Sunday school class. Her favorite CC memory is of visiting the marine aquarium in Salt Lake City with her Challenge II class. Gail plans to study biology in college then pursue a graduate degree in marine biology.

Riley W.

Kentucky
West Point Classical Academy

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
—Abraham Lincoln

Riley is the son of Jason and Michelle and has two brothers. He is part of a world-class robotics team that has advanced to world competition two years straight. His favorite CC memory is of reciting Shakespeare at coffeehouses. Riley earned an ROTC scholarship and Kentucky Scholar Award and plans to attend Morehead State University, participate in ROTC, and major in mechanical engineering.

Jordan W.

Georgia

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
—Song of Solomon 2:1

Jordan is the daughter of Charlie and Kim and has one sister. She loves to travel and share the love of Jesus with others. She also loves photography and soccer. Jordan was promoted to team captain at Chick-fil-A, team captain and a defensive award for soccer. Her favorite CC memories are of their deep conversations about theology, the friendships she made, and winning debates. Jordan plans to attend Gordon State College in the fall.

Mary Claire W. (MC)

Texas

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
—Proverbs 3:5

MC is the daughter of Ben and Mary and has one sister. She volunteers with Heart o’ the Hills summer camp and is president of the Rockwall Youth Advisory Council. Mary Claire’s favorite CC memories are of Challenge protocols, Shakespeare readings, and making lifelong friends. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Richland College where she plans to continue taking classes before transferring to a four-year college to study psychology.

Noah W.

Florida

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

Noah is the son of Steven and Lacey and has one sister. He enjoys reading, running in community races, playing video games, Disney, and hiking. His favorite school subjects are history, ancient literature, philosophy, and writing. Some of Noah’s favorite memories from CC are of class parties and field trips. Noah plans to attend college in the fall.

Joshua W.

Washington
Virtus Academy

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Josh is the son of Greg and Joy and has one sister. He enjoys all music, except country, drawing, painting, writing, reading, and playing video games. He competed in speech and debate and attended TeenPact twice. His favorite CC memory is of a classmate at the whiteboard who asked for a marker and was bombarded by a barrage of markers from all his classmates. He plans to major in psychology and become a therapist.

Zoe W.

Iowa
St. Augustine Academy

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
—Matthew 6:34

Zoe is the daughter of Maria and Kevin and has three siblings. She enjoys drawing, sketching and painting, babysitting, and competitive gymnastics in which she competed at the state and regional levels. Her favorite CC memories are of poetry teatime in Challenge III when they enjoyed original and classic poetry along with tea and muffins. Zoe plans to study graphic design at a local college.

Nathan W.

Virginia
Cherry Hill High School

You win some, you lose some, and you tie a few.
—Aaron Wilson (My dad)

Nathan is the son of Aaron and Ginger and has three siblings. He has played soccer since he was four years old and played varsity soccer for the last four years. He received the Defensive Award in soccer for his freshman, junior, and senior years. His favorite CC memories are of funny class discussions with his friends. He plans to attend Liberty University to study aviation maintenance.

Josiah W.

Virginia
Euclid Classical Academy

The shadow proves the sunshine.
—Jon Foreman

Josiah is the son of Jay and Jamie and has one sibling. He enjoys listening to music, playing music, writing poetry, laughing and having fun with friends, and spending time with family. He has traveled to New Mexico and Romania for short-term mission trips and helped start a student-lead “Evangelism Explosion” ministry. One of his favorite CC memories is of having deep discussions in their seminars, especially theology. He plans to attend Liberty University in the fall pursuing a degree in Digital Media and Journalism.

Julianna W.

Florida

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.
—Jeremiah 18:12

Juli Jewel is the daughter of Mark and Colleen and has two brothers. Her interests include singing, learning languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French), salsa dancing, fashion, cultures, worship, meeting new people, traveling the world, and making others laugh. Her favorite CC memory is of Protocol. Julianna plans to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, then study for a degree in Spanish in Spain.

Sierra W.

Wisconsin
Tri-State Homeschool

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
—Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

Sierra is the daughter of Matt and Reka and has six siblings. She enjoys reading, writing short stories and poetry, running, playing piano and singing. She performed in four musicals and four plays, won a poetry contest and placed second in the Homeschool State Cross Country Meet. After graduating she plans to live at home, work, take online classes and continue her writing.

 

Eric Z.

Connecticut
Z. Christian Academy

Can’t say I’m smart, just clever enough to fake it.
—Myself

Eric is the son of Eva and Elvis and has two sisters. He enjoys participating on the worship team, the church youth leadership program and being an eighth-grade youth leader. He also enjoys flying and being a mechanic. His favorite CC memory is of tricking the opposing team to argue his team’s points for them in Lincoln-Douglas debate. He is planning to take general college courses in the fall while working and making decisions for the future.