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FWC Podcast: Julian Sanchez Interviews NRH Mayor Oscar Trevino[Season 1, Ep. 3]

November 09, 2020
By FWC Story Team

Alumni of the Year 2020: Jamie (Bankes) Ridgell

October 29, 2020
By FWC Story Team

Congratulations to Jamie (Bankes) Ridgell, Class of 1996, this year's Alumna of the Year for Fort Worth Christian School.

Announced during Homecoming Week, Jamie will be recognized at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday morning and at the Homecoming Football Game on Friday night. 

Read the full announcement on our FWC Cardinal Alumni Network website.

Officer-for-the-Day Auction Winner Keeps Campus Safe

September 30, 2020
By FWC Story Team

Earlier this week, our campus was doubly safe as Ethan, our 2019 Auction Winner of this "Cardinal Classic Experience", served his shift as "Officer-for-the-Day"! 

Our campus security officer, Officer Jim, was Ethan's mentor and guide throughout the day. To ensure the safety of our campus during this special day, our campus had yet another full-time security officer on campus on official duty so Officer Jim could be fully focused on giving Officer Ethan the best experience!

They patrolled the entire campus, visited each division, checked on the Cardinal Store, and patrolled the perimeter of the campus in Officer Jim's patrol car. After lunch, Officer Ethan got to visit our security firm's command headquarters where Officer Ethan received official recognition from the President & CEO of our security firm. Ethan was also presented an official security officer badge from our security firm that Officer Jim got to pin on Ethan. You can view the slideshow below to see pictures of this ceremony at the security firm's command center in North Richland Hills. To wrap up the day (after a well-deserved snack), Officer Ethan was asked to give a campus security report to Head of School, Dr. Misty Overman, and our three division heads. Officer Ethan ensured everyone that the campus was 100% secure!

Last year was the first year to offer this "Cardinal Classic Experience" at November's Dinner & Auction which raised over $200,000! The proceeds empowered the school to purchase brand new 21st-century collaborative desks for every classroom on campus. Thank you to Matthew and Chelsie of north Fort Worth for their generosity toward FWC in securing this experience for their 1st Grader, Ethan. Many other "Cardinal Classic Experiences" were also bid on and will be featured on the website and on social media throughout the year.

[To view all the wonderful photos of the day, view the slideshow below.]

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FWC Announces National Merit Commended Students

September 28, 2020
By FWC Story Team
Fort Worth Christian School Announces National Merit Commended Students

COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2021 NATIONAL MERIT® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

September 28, 2020

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Mr. Nick Hinrichsen, Upper School Head of Fort Worth Christian School, announced today that seniors Jenna Lloyd and Jill Reed have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Jenna Lloyd has been at Fort Worth Christian since 9th grade. Her older brother, Jordan, graduated two years ago from FWC. Jenna has participated in soccer, track, and drill team throughout her upper school experience. She has served on our Worship Team for three years. She is also applying to several colleges one of which is Texas A&M where her brother attends.

  • Jill Reed has been at FWC for fourteen years enrolling in Pre-K in 2007. Her brother, Luke, is a freshman in our Upper School. Jill has participated in drill team and basketball throughout her upper school experience. She has served numerous community service hours and has been a teen helper at Royal Family Kids Camp. She is applying to several colleges one of which is Texas A&M where her parents attended.

Both Jenna and Jill are in the Top 10% of their class.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Mr. Hinrichsen to these scholastically talented seniors in chapel on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Each year, millions of students sit for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) . Throughout the nation, about 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition.

"Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. ''These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

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Here's a 5-Star Parent Review from the Class of 2020 and 2016

September 22, 2020
By FWC Story Team
5-Star Parent Review of Fort Worth Christian School from the Class of 2020 and 2016

Alan and Dawn Sladek have a rich history at FWC with both of their children attending Fort Worth Christian. Claire graduated in 2016 and her brother, Jack, recently graduated with the Class of 2020. (pic above is when Claire was a Senior and Jack was in Middle School).

Dawn recently gave FWC a 5-star online review and mentioned several key things about their experience at FWC:

  1. VALUE RECEIVED
  2. CHILDREN FELT KNOWN, LOVED, AND VALUED
  3. STAFF INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN
  4. TECHNOLOGY PREPAREDNESS FOR COVID-19
  5. ACADEMIC READINESS FOR COLLEGE

Read the following full review from Dawn as found on Niche.com:

"It is impossible to sum up our experience involving the combined total of 17 years with our 2 children at FWC. We can honestly say we never once doubted our decision for them to be here, and it was worth every sacrifice we made to make it happen. To say they felt loved and valued is an understatement. The FWC community becomes like family, and we always felt so thankful to be a part of it. It was apparent that the entire staff was invested in our kids-they felt loved and supported from every level.Friendships and memories were made that will last a life time. We were most impressed with how they handled the onset of Covid 19. The transition to virtual learning was seamless, because of the technology FWC has had in place for many years. FWC prepares your children for college, and our daughter is proof. With the study habits and college-level writing taught at FWC, she thrived. Our son was recruited to play golf at the next level. We are forever grateful to be a part of the FWC family."

Thank you, Dawn, for your honest review. The Sladek family has blessed FWC as well, and we celebrate that Claire, Jack, and your entire family are all Cardinals for life!

Tags: parent, review

A Look at the Leadership Class at FWC

September 14, 2020
By FWC Story Team

REDBIRD RADIO (our Middle School Multimedia Class) PRESENTS ANOTHER PODCAST EPISODE RECORDED AND PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!

"There are no bad teams, only bad leaders." (Jared Hudgins)

In this 5-minute episode of Redbird Radio, we interview Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Jared Hudgins.

We discuss the new Leadership class he is teaching in the Middle School, why leadership is such an important topic/skill, and his love for students at Fort Worth Christian!

We hope that Coach Hudgins' story inspires others to #LiveAGreatStory!

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Interview with a New 8th Grade Student

September 08, 2020
By FWC Story Team
Morgan Christian Tells Her Story about FWC

REDBIRD RADIO (our Middle School Multimedia Class) PRESENTS ANOTHER PODCAST EPISODE RECORDED AND PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!

In this 9-minute episode of Redbird Radio, we interview 8th grader, Morgan Christian. Morgan is the daughter of Kevin and Linda Christian of Keller. Morgan is brand new to FWC this year as is her sister, Kaitlin, who is 4th grade, and her brother, Seth, who is in Kindergarten.

We discuss what it's like being a new student at Fort Worth Christian, what it means to show livestock at rodeos, and how she has used her platform to glorify God!

We hope that Morgan's story inspires others to #LiveAGreatStory!

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FWC 8th Grader Wins QB State Champion

August 29, 2020
By FWC Story Team
Hogan Nelson is currently an 8th Grader at Fort Worth Christian School in North Richland Hills, Texas

Hogan Nelson, 8th grader of north Fort Worth, recently competed in the RRQB Training AdvoCare Quarterback State Championship for the class of 2025. We are so proud that FWC's own Hogan Nelson won the 'QB State Champion of Texas' in the 8th grade division! 

RRQB Training is a Christian football program that offers instruction and coaching outside of school. The Advocare QB Competition featured the top RRQB Training QB's in each grade level and consisted of various competition drills testing the players in a variety of different areas which were scored based on a pre-determined point system. Listen to the podcast below and hear a recording of the announcement of Hogan's amazing achievement!

At Fort Worth Christian, it is in our mission to see our students excel in and out of the classroom. RRQB's founder, Coach Ryan Roberts, shared these thoughts with Hogan's father, Curtis Nelson, who shared it with us. "Not only is Hogan a talented quarterback with a God-given ability to throw the football, but he is also, more importantly, a strong Christian leader who embodies what it means to exemplify Christ on and off the field."

Hogan's parents spoke about their son. "Hogan has a warm heart, is good-natured, and he responds with kindness to friends and family," said mom, Courtney Nelson. Curtis (pictured below when he was in 8th grade at FWC) added, "I feel like God truly blessed Hogan with his athletic abilities because he has big plans for him one day. Hogan truly likes the grind of doing what it takes every day to compete at a high level and win. He will always give his coaches and his teammates 100% effort." Both expressed appreciation for Hogan's many influences at Fort Worth Christian. "We thank all of Hogan’s FWC teachers and all of his coaches throughout the years for helping shape him into the young man he is becoming."

In the 12-minute Redbird Radio podcast interview below, Hogan visits with FWC Football Coach, Grant Davis. You will hear Hogan talk about his faith in Jesus, his competitive spirit, and the coaches who have had a great impact on his life.

We hope that Hogan's story inspires others to #LiveAGreatStory!

(if podcast player is not visible, click to listen)

 

{ABOVE: Curtis Nelson, Hogan's father, in the 8th Grade at FWC) - (BELOW: wristband mentioned by Hogan in the podcast interview - pretty cool!)

FWC Podcast: Interview with Theatre Director, Marcia Bordelon [Season 1, Ep. 2]

August 18, 2020
By FWC Story Team

FWC Podcast: Interview with Head Baseball Coach, Clemente Sosa [Season 1, Ep. 1]

July 23, 2020
By FWC Story Team