Wow! It’s been a long time since my graduation from Valley Christian School in 1999! I had the pleasure of attending VCS from 1995 through 1999, all my high school years. It was a very positive experience and changed my life forever.
I developed lifelong friendships with some of my classmates and we still get together to reminisce. I have always been intrigued by science but one after school chemistry project with Mr. Manser really stands out in my memory. We performed a “classic” energetic material lab producing nitrogen tri-iodide, commonly used as a prank by chemist-types. When the product dries, it is highly unstable and detonates with a loud bang and a puff of purple staining iodine vapor. While drying overnight, the rumble of a passing train set the experiment off! While the bang fell on deaf ears, the iodine vapor cloud caused the walls of the science lab to turn purple overnight – literally, so we had to spend time scrubbing that all off. It was worth it though!
Without VCS I really don’t have a clue where or what I would be today. God used VCS to do great things in my life, for which I am greatly thankful to all the teachers and staff who invested their time and energy in my life. I think that today schools such as VCS are extremely important for the future of our children. Having worked with youth for the past 12 years I have seen the difficulties, pressures and situations they face every day. It is important to raise our children and educate them with Christian principles. For this reason I will have my children educated where they will have a quality education like I had, surrounded by future lifelong friends, teachers and staff that truly want the best for them and want them to succeed in life.
Former VCS Student, 1995 to 1999
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