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Nathan Wheaton

WCCS Class of 2020
Nathan Wheaton
What grades did you attend WCCS?

8th grade through 12th grade

Our mission at WCCS is “Educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ.” How do you believe your time here at WCCS prepared you for God’s unique purpose for your life? What are your future plans beyond college?

During my time at WCCS, the Lord has blessed me through the theater program, and the many incredible friendships that have grown from it. The last four years were full of remarkable experiences that not only helped find a place in this school, but also helped me transition to the United States from Costa Rica. It also aided me in finding confidence in myself. Through the direction and mentorship of Hali Christopher, I learned to look at the world in a different and less cynical way. I am still unsure of what I will pursue in college, but I have full confidence in the Lord’s provision and timing.

How has learning in a Christian environment positively affected your education?

Learning in a Christian environment has positively affected my education because it has given me a way to grow spiritually with the strong Christian examples of my teachers.

What is a special memory you have from your time at WCCS?

One of my favorite memories at WCCS was the senior trip. It was so well planned by the chaperones. We got to witness some of the most breathtaking landscapes of British Columbia. Walking through a massive dried river bed and seeing the sun set over the giant snow capped mountains was just incredible. One of our last nights we went out to the middle of a frozen lake to star gaze; hearing the unearthly sound of the ice beneath us, and seeing a sky full of stars above us was an experience beyond words. It was also really awesome to see how much this trip brought our class together.

Has there been a teacher at WCCS that has impacted your faith, education, or personal growth in a significant way? If you were to say thank you to this person, what would you say?

One of the teachers that impacted my education the most was Mr. Kidder. He brought so much passion into the classroom, which made his class extremely fun. His great sense of humor brought a really laid back atmosphere. Mr. Kidder also greatly impacted my faith. He helped lead me through bad situations with wise counseling, as well as simply hanging out and playing Catan at the end of a long week. Mr. Kidder is an awesome teacher and friend who teaches and leads with a strong Christian character.

If your time here at WCCS were a story, what would be the theme?

Perseverance.

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