WCS Student, Madison Flynn, Reads in Nation’s Capitol Honoring the 224th Inaugural Anniversary of President George Washington
Madison Avery Flynn, daughter of Sean and Ashley Flynn of Weatherford, TX, and a first grader at the Weatherford Christian School, participated in a historic event at our Nation’s Capitol on May 8th honoring President George Washington. Madison narrated portions of eight handwritten prayers found in George Washington’s prayer journal. She is among the youngest of Americans to have spoken before a group of Congress in Statuary Hall.
US Congresswoman Kay Granger representing the 12 district of Texas was an invited honored guest to the event as with all members of the House and Senate.
The event, “Washington A Man of Prayer 2013” was an observance of the 224th inaugural anniversary of President George Washington. It was a non-partisan event exclusively for Members of Congress and Senate, and served as an opportunity for members to honor America’s greatest statesman. Prayers were offered for wisdom in governance as public servants to God and the People, and on behalf of the nation, our President and his Cabinet, the Supreme Court and its Justices, and members of the House and Senate.
Statuary Hall is the original chamber of the House of Representatives and now houses statues of many famous Americans. It is usually reserved for state affairs. From 1800 –1879, the hall was used every Sunday for interdenominational Christian church services. Legislation allowing Christian worship in the chamber was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson who attended services there regularly for eight years as did President James Madison after him.
This was only the second time in over 100 years that a private Christian organization has been granted this privilege – both times to “Come Pray With Me,” founder, Pastor Dan Cummins of Bridlewood Church in Bullard, TX.
The keynote address was given by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Also speaking was Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
The event was recorded by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and can be found at www.ComePrayWithMe.org.Read More
Congratulations to Meggie Ellisor & Jake Bomar on being named Mr. & Miss WCS for 2013. They were chosen by their peers and teachers as being an individual who best reflects the ideals of Weatherford Christian School in terms of spiritual maturity, academic achievement, and outstanding citizenship.Read More
WCS would like to congratulate Jennah Foland was recently selected to participate in the Congressional Art Show in Fort Worth. Jennah is pictured here with Congresswoman Kay Granger along with her photography entry. Congrats Jennah on a job well done!
At the recent San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Jr. Market Steer Show, Hannah Burrough’s Shorthorn steer, “Eddy”, was named Reserve Champion Shorthorn. Of the 1,500 + steers shown at the 2013 Show, there were 15 Breed Champions and Eddy was one of the 15 Reserve Breed Champions. As Reserve Champion, Hannah received an $8,000 college scholarship plus took part in the Grand Champion Drive at the rodeo Friday night. The San Antonio Livestock Show prides itself on the number of college scholarships it awards to 4-H and FFA members who compete in its Jr. Divisions. Hannah is a junior at WCS and has attended WCS since she was in first grade. She is President of Spring Creek 4-H (of which we have several other WCS students who are members!) and is a State of Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador.Read More