First Baptist Christian School believes that showing compassion for others is an important part of growing, learning and sharing the love of Christ. Mrs. Melissa Billeaud, our high school English teacher, felt compelled to take that a step further. After the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, she learned that the school was reaching out to everyone to write letters so that when the kids returned to school, every single student, teacher and staff member would have a letter of support from someone in the community.
After class discussion, Mrs. Billeaud led the students to create cards and letters of encouragement to send to the Florida school. It was very moving to see all of the thought, love and Scripture verses that were put into the cards. Every student took it seriously, too. The seniors also decided to add their Instagram and SnapChat contact information to reach out even more. As a result, a student, and their mother, has reached out to the senior, thanking them for their words of encouragement and hope.
FBCS had 2 students participate in the 4H Regional Cooking Competition this past December. Congratulations to Maya Okoro for placing 3rd in the Savory Food Contest. She made Crawfish Bisque. Congratulations to Shelbi Varnado earning 1st place in the Sugar Food Contest with her Gingerbread Cake. She will participate in the state competition in May!
Image: left - Maya Okoro, right - Shelbi Varnado
First Baptist Christian School had nineteen 5th - 8th grade students recently qualified to compete in the National History Bee competition in New Orleans in March. These students took an online History Bee exam a few weeks ago and scored well enough to place in the Regionals competition. Those advancing to Regionals are as follows:
Avery Burgoyne, Avery Dunbar, Burgan Luther, Caroline Thirstrup, Cole Gumina, Dylan Holley, Emma Snider, Ever Vigee, Garrett LaFollette, Ingrid Alexander, Jackson Marble, Jayden Davis, Kayleigh Lasley, Kendall Speer, Maddie Scharfenstein, Marcelle Holley, Mason Robertson, Reagan McVay, and Sydni Stewart.
Image: Back: Caroline Thirstrup, Maddie Scharfenstein, Ever Vigee. Middle: Jackson Marble, Garrett LaFollette, Sydni Stewart, Kendall Speer, Reagan McVay, Ingrid Alexander, Emma Snider, Jayden Davis, Avery Dunbar, Dylan Holley. Front: Mason Robertson, Avery Burgoyne, Burgan Luther, Cole Gumina, Kayleigh Lasley, Marcelle Holley