Sunday, November 17, 2019
This essay was written by Hunter Griffis, FCS Class of 2013, in honor of his sister Haley and her fellow varsity cheerleaders. They are now finalists for the prestigious Spirit of Sportmanship Award to be awarded this May. Consider the importance of the human spine, informally known as the backbone. Not only is this structure composed of individual bones that...
Be uncommon. Be committed. That is the challenge that Head Coach Thomas issued to the Fredericksburg Christian Varsity Football team this year. It became their driving force, particularly for Brian, one of the team captains. Brian Tinnell, class of ’19, has been playing football since his freshman year, along with 14 other seniors who have been on the team together for all...
As a former project manager for many Fredericksburg area homes, Naomi Knutti Duggins ’01, knows all about the importance of foundations. “Without a strong foundation, there will be nothing to support the building. Any building without the proper foundation will cave and collapse.” But her appreciation for good foundations began long before she stepped on a construction site. Naomi clearly remembers...
Brandon and Sarah had waited ten long days for the results. As they sat in the doctor’s office, Sarah stared at a picture of a camel behind the physician’s desk, struggling to process the painful news. She looked at her husband, trying to focus on their life before this point in time. During her final year at Liberty University, Sarah’s friend,...
On October 29, 2018, Ruth Ann Christianson braved the brisk fall weather to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new elementary campus. There were also Fredericksburg Christian School (FCS) families, staff, former staff, the building team, and the board of directors— there to celebrate God’s blessing. As a grandparent of two current students, Robbie and Matthew Christianson, Ruth Ann shared her gratitude that...
Keri was doing her anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) when she was summoned for a surgery at another hospital that needed an anesthesiologist. Keith was doing his plastic surgery craniofacial fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh when UPMC Presbyterian needed him for an adult facial reconstruction. Neither one of them should have been in that operating...
In 2007, Marie clearly remembers one of the most difficult times in her life. Her husband, Russell, was in the ICU. Marie Stanley was torn, not wanting to leave her husband’s side, yet also needing to be in two other places: her sister-in-law’s funeral and her grandchild’s first birthday. It could have been a real dilemma were it not for...

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