Coming to Campion Academy was by no means an easy decision. I am from Texas and grew up attending a day academy that only went to 10th grade, so I knew that I would need to find a new school to attend by my junior year of high school. I had heard of Campion from my cousin Cori who graduated from Campion, so I visited last year, along with 4 other schools that I was considering.
I’m not very good at making decisions and kept putting it off into the summer. I would pray about it every once in awhile but late June was when I really began praying hard. I had considered the pros and cons of all the schools I was considering, but I knew it would really come down to where God wanted me to be. Little signs started showing up and I just had this feeling that I would have a family at Campion and that it was the right place to go.
So, I jumped in and I went with my gut, and I haven’t regretted it ever since.
The small things I was concerned about have worked themselves out, and I believe Campion is providing me with the opportunities that I desired. Music is a huge part of my life, and now I get to work in the Music Department, participate in the programs I enjoy, and be involved with music in worship services at both the church and school. I feel very blessed to have these opportunities that allow me to grow my talents and use them to serve. Getting involved is the best way to adjust to a new place and that is why I think I have found my place here so quickly.
I have also found a family here at Campion. Never in my life had I moved to a new place and needed to start over with new people; and to be honest I was quite scared. Even then, there has yet to be a day where I have felt alone, excluded, or unloved. I have met some people here that I believe will be in my life for a very long time, and it’s hard for me to imagine my life without them. Being away from home is hard, but I have found a family in my new friends and the staff that makes it a lot easier.
Now don’t get me wrong, no school is perfect, and that includes Campion, but I truly believe that God is working in this place. He knew exactly where I needed to be and where my talents could be put to use for Him. These past few months have put my faith to the test, but it has only proven to me how real God is in my life and that He has a plan for all of us. If we allow Him to lead in our lives, He will reveal His plan for us and take us to places we never thought we could go.
[article written by Josie]