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Remembering Those Who Have Served

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Mrs. Minahan's 5th grade history class observed Veteran's Day in a special way. Students who wished to tell their classmates about a family member who served in the U.S Armed Forces were able to present to their class. In all, 20 students made presentations, and the stories they shared were meaningful and memorable. As the students talked about their relatives, the pride they felt for them was palpable. Mrs. Minahan shared with the class about her husband and his time in as a submarine officer in the Cold War and showed them his uniform. Naomi Zumbrunnen presented information about her mother who both served in the United States Air Force and about her father is still active in the Air Force. 

Maggie Anderson, Laura Horne, Teagan Delaney, Kade Watson, and David Barnes also shared about their family members who served in a variety of ways in the U.S. military.  Some students presented power points and others brought in posters and other memorabilia like jackets, plaques, and photographs. 

Adelaide Suddeth had an intriguing presentation about her great- grandmother who was a code-breaker during World War II in the Waves. Her own husband did not know what she was doing for the U.S. He did not find out until after the war was over. Her grandmother was also the model used for one of the posters developed by the military to encourage other women to serve. 

Hearing about those who served in the military in such a personal way was definitely memorable for these 5th graders.

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PCA Students Learn About Their Potential Futures

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A peek into a high school junior's next season of life is revealed as college representatives enter the halls of Palmetto Christian Academy. These college representatives come to the school with the goal of introducing students to different types of colleges. Academic Counselor Sally Pascutti strives to expose upperclassmen to three distinct types of colleges: small liberal arts, large public state, and Christian. When one of the three categories sparks the interest of a student, it can narrow down the search for the potential college experience. So far, PCA has had visits from the University of South Carolina, the University of Alabama (pictured), Sewanee, Grand Canyon University, and the College of Charleston among others.

Talking to college representatives is only the first step. Mrs. Pascutti also plans the yearly college tours! These are a great way for students to personally experience a future school. Juniors leave PCA to tour the campuses of four different colleges in South Carolina, including USC and Clemson. Mrs. Pascutti says of the trip, "I love going on college tours; they are memory makers. It's a special thing to be there when students get a glimpse of what the next phase of life may be, to get our feet on the ground and ask the Holy Spirit to inform us about the plans He has prepared for them."

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