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Column: WCS students show their talents through multiple activities

By Teresa Widboom, Worthington Christian School WORTHINGTON -- Extra-curricular activities are a big part of a middle schoolers life, and at Worthington Christian School it is no different. Students are involved in four school sports including vo...

By Teresa Widboom, Worthington Christian School

WORTHINGTON - Extra-curricular activities are a big part of a middle schoolers life, and at Worthington Christian School it is no different. Students are involved in four school sports including volleyball, soccer, basketball and track. While our students often show more interest in athletics, they are also required to participate in a local speech and spelling contest. These fine arts opportunities expose the students to a variety of events and help to round out the extracurricular portion of their education.
Basketball season is now in full swing with the girls and boys teams. The unique arrangement of fifth- through eighth-graders playing together on one team creates a strong bond between the players. They learn what the others are thinking, how to mentor and encourage one another as well as challenge each other. God has blessed each player with their unique role whether it is the defensive specialist, the offensive threat or the team-spirit encourager. It is wonderful to watch and see how they use their individual God-given gifts on the court!
On Monday, Feb. 1, WCS students will participate in the annual Speech & Spelling Contest in Edgerton along with other area Christian Schools. Students must participate in the area of speech, by choosing from one of three categories of memorized speech, interpretive poetry or Bible reading. Students who do not find speech to be their specialty can opt to participate in the spelling competition. WCS classrooms were buzzing with excitement this week as students spent a little extra time polishing up their speeches and practicing their spelling words. Students from area Christian schools also submit writings for individual judging in this contest. This annual event lends an opportunity for many students to venture out of their comfort zones and challenges them in a completely different way than their experiences on the basketball court.
While some are more confident performing in front of a screaming crowd at a sporting event, others excel at reciting a speech or spelling difficult words to an audience. Both situations require students to overcome fears they may have and trust in God. This becomes a life skill and shapes children into well-rounded adults!

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