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Junior Class Experiences Annual College Tour

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PCA's Junior Class continued our college tour tradition last week with visits to Wofford, Clemson, and Anderson. While students collected a great deal of factual admissions data, what they enjoyed most was learning about the distinctives of each school. Of special interest were Wofford's support of student entrepreneurship in "The Space," Clemson's placement of freshman students into classes in their majors for early exposure, and Anderson's high percentage of students who study abroad.

Learning about campus life was another highlight of the trip. Walking among current college students gave PCA juniors a sense of the student culture, and tour guides shared their personal experiences and campus traditions with the group. PCA juniors learned about the history of the Wofford Boston Terrier mascot, the turning of the Clemson ring,  and how to decorate a dorm room at Anderson.  For an even more in-depth experience, they went to Clemson's Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship service, had dinner with PCA alumni, and ate in college dining halls.  

The College Tour is one of Academic Counselor, Sally Pascutti's favorite PCA events. It is a memory-maker, but most importantly, "It introduces students to different types of colleges. It helps them to be informed and intentional about the places they pursue after high school," she says.

The Wofford, Clemson and Anderson tours were in addition to PCA's one-day trip to USC-Columbia in the fall. Many thanks to chaperones Dale Hoover, Quinn Disrud, Bill Schenkel, Kim Moser, and Julie Godwin who made this trip happen for our students!

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#Schools That Pray: PCA Students Gather to Pray Together

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We thank God for the privilege to lift up our voices to Him, knowing that He hears us. It was a day of reverence at PCA as each and every student from kindergarten through 12th grade entered the Sanctuary for a time of prayer. We joined Christian school leaders, teachers, parents and students across the globe asking God to pour out His spirit and fill our schools, communities and nations with joy, peace and hope - full to overflowing. As PCA's lower and upper school students gathered in small groups throughout the day, we... 

Prayed for guidance and growth within each of our own families. 

Prayed for the advancement of God's kingdom through Christian education. 

Prayed for missionaries around the world proclaiming the Gospel. 

Upper School Principal, Sean Keiper, says "It is a privilege for us to participate in the National Day of Prayer together as a school. This opportunity allows us to live out our mission as we desire to seek the Lord and His plan in all things. We are passionate about joining together in prayer for God's will to be done in our lives, our school, our community, and the world."

We encourage you to ask your children about the National Day of Prayer. Let's continue to humble ourselves together as a community united -  to praise and petition the Creator of the Universe to move mountains. (Matthew 17:20)

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