My name is Jason Weldgen, and I started at Wellington Christian School in 1999 as a pre-K 3 student. I am a senior this year and will be graduating from WCS in May 2014.
The teachers and curriculum in the high school keep you challenged. I have been taking honors classes since 8th grade and Advanced Placement classes the last two years.
Although I have not always enjoyed every project or report/thesis that was assigned during my high school years, I have to say that the education that I have received at WCS has more than prepared me to start college next fall. I have applied to seven universities, and so far I have been accepted to six of them, with one university yet to announce decisions. I have been involved in various activities throughout the last four years, including: high school band/jazz band, the National Honor Society, SWAP (Students With A Purpose) and I was captain of the varsity baseball team.
My hope is that WCS will receive the needed donations to keep the high school open for years to come. WCS feels like home, and I would love to be able to go back to visit my old teachers and also be able to go to future homecoming games as an alum.
Another reason why I would like to see the high school stay open is because I would like to see all the kids in the school get to graduate from WCS. This would include my brother, who is a sophomore. He has also been at the school since he was in pre-K 3, and I would hate for him to have to start over someplace else. Please help us save our high school.
Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion.
Jason Weldgen, West Palm Beach