St. Peters, MO (February 1, 2013) –
Westgate Christian Academy 8th graders took their annual 8th grade trip to Chicago, Illinois from January 22-26, where they served the people that live and work there. Westgate students collaborated with The Center for Student Missions (CSM), a short-term mission organization founded in 1988, to put into practice aspects of Biblical leadership that they studied in a fall leadership course. Students spent two mornings at a YMCA Head Start daycare, scrubbing chairs and working in preschool classrooms. They also helped serve dinner at two different community organizations and sorted clothes for the guests to keep.
Emily Rezek, Westgate’s middle school math & science teacher, accompanied the
students. Rezek stated, “For me, it was an amazing privilege to see how God worked in and through us throughout the week. I was so proud of how Westgate’s 8th graders worked together as the body of Christ to share His love, even in difficult situations. The trip was unforgettable – I hope it will
encourage our students to look for ways to serve God and others in our own community.”
About Westgate Christian Academy
Nationally accredited and recognized for its low student-teacher ratio, Westgate Christian Academy provides exemplary non-denominational Christian education for students K-8 as well as early childhood. The school’s staff works in partnership with families to provide a Christ-centered environment that fosters excellence in Faith, Character, and Academics. Students consistently score above the 75th percentile in national academic testing. The school has been recognized as the best private school in St. Peters for the past four consecutive years by the U.S. Commerce Association. Westgate is currently accepting applications for enrollment. For more information or to schedule a school tour, visit Westgate online at www.WestgateAcademy.com or call 636-442-8000.