FCA grads learn life lessons

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Seniors of French Camp Academy were challenged and educated during their May 24 commencement.

Dean Woodward, Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Virginia Beach, Va., the guest speaker educated the seniors on life’s 3D’s-decisive, difficult and dangerous. He explained how you have to be decisive in your life, work through the difficult times and watch out of dangers.

Pastor Woodward also told the Class of 2012 not to go wild after graduation because what you do now helps shape you into what you will become.

“God’s not into what you’re into and enjoying now. He is into what you’re becoming,” said Pastor Woodard. Christina Trotter, valedictorian, challenged her classmates while Chelsea Evans, salutatorian, spoke about memories and Bible study lessons.

The FCA Class of 2012 gave a class gift if approximately $2,000 to FCA to be split three ways-the baseball batting cage, softball team and the Class of 2014 Junior/Senior Banquet fund.

Before presenting the class with diplomas, Rusty McKnight, principal, spoke about the battles the class has faced, individually and as a whole citing that graduation “is an accomplishment.” He also said that the Class of 2012 is the first FCA class to accomplish an average ACT score of 20.