Behind every good deed Wednesday was an open heart and open mind.
Christ School’s annual Day of Service calls upon the full student body and faculty to show the power of their compassion throughout the Asheville community. The boys worked for local charities and non-profit organizations at 25 different sites, much of their labor was done outdoors on a cool, pleasant morning.
Yixuan Wu ’25 knew next to nothing about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation a year ago.
To compound matters, English is a second language for Yixuan, a junior from the Shaanxi province of China.
And yet the Greenie was recently informed that he has been shortlisted for an award in the John Locke Institute’s Essay Competition. Of the 20,000 essays that were submitted, Yixuan is one of 100 finalists who have been invited to Oxford, England for a Sept. 16 awards dinner.
As the sun began to dip down behind St. Joseph’s Chapel on Sunday evening, Head of School Dr. Sean Jenkins gave the boys a brief history of Christ School.
Co-founders Thomas and Susan Wetmore are surely looking down proudly at a school that has grown and prospered to have 302 students from 15 different states and eight counties. Of that record enrollment number, 198 of the boys are boarding students, which is also an all-time high. Christ School’s 124th academic year officially began Sunday with Convocation in Yard A.
Friday is back to school for Christ School’s faculty and staff!
The men and women who will teach and aid in the growth and development of the boys possess a wide array of knowledge and talents. Each of them is united by the school’s mission to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.
Good, objective journalism is getting harder and harder to find.
Bob Reid ’65 has been great at it for the better part of five decades.
The Christ School alumnus is the new Editor-in-Chief of Stars and Stripes, an American military newspaper and multimedia organization that has operated since 1861. The promotion was announced earlier this month.
John Patterson ’82 lent some of the Christ School spirit to a 3,600-mile bike ride in the summer of 1982.
Fresh off graduation, the Greenie was well outside his comfort zone when he set out on a coast-to-coast ride with 30 other teenagers to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. The PBS documentary series “Shadow of a Wheel” recounts the experience with interviews from the participants, including John.
Christ School opened doors athletically, academically, and globally for Mason Plumlee ’09 that he never could have imagined.
Mason and his family are incredibly excited to return and give back with The Plumlee Basketball Camp, which begins in just 25 days. Space is still available for boys ages 11-18, and we’re excited to already have campers from 11 states represented, including a number of Greenie students.
Christ School’s four pillars inform who we are as a community and point the way forward.
Academic Rigor is always listed first with proper emphasis.
Every piece of the school’s expansive college preparatory curriculum was reflected with Saturday’s All-School Awards Ceremony in Mebane Fieldhouse. The majority of the year-end awards were for boys who have shown academic excellence, while there was a sprinkling of extracurricular activities and service recognition as well.