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Christian School celebrates 45th year of education, ministry

Photo submitted to Times Observer Rebecca Downey, recognized as ‘most seasoned’ alum at the Warren County Christian School 45th anniversary event, holds a copy of the 1985 yearbook – The Sword – with former staff members Eugene Coleman and Scott Hendrickson.

Warren County Christian School recently celebrated its 45th year of education and ministry.

“On Saturday, May 28th, many current and former students, parents, staff members, and volunteers gathered at Warren County Christian School to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the ministry,” Jacalyn Ongley said. “Along with much food, laughter, and reminiscing,

Rebecca Downey was recognized as the “most seasoned” alum at the event.

“Those acknowledged for traveling farthest to attend the event were Leah Laird Brotzman from South Carolina and Jana Martin Strock from Virginia,” Ongley said.

The event brought together more than students and teachers.

“A school spirit award was presented to Mrs. Donna Glunt, who brought memorabilia from her husband’s stint as sports bus driver, as well as customized ‘chef’ aprons that had been worn while working in the concession stand in the early days of the school.”

The organizer of the event — David Steves, Class of 1994 — was also recognized for his efforts.

“The interdenominational K-12 school was founded in the basement of Saran Lutheran Church of Youngsville in 1977 by a group of concerned parents,” Ongley said. “Later, it was housed in vacant space at the Pellegrino Pepper Factory of Warren, before finding a permanent home in the former Garland Farms Dairy building in Youngsville.”

Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is open and staff, students, and alums are looking forward to celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary in 2027.

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