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HONORING OUR PAST: CONSTRUCTION OF THE R. FRED HOGUE FAMILY CENTER

The 90s, like the previous two decades, were marked by the expansion of facilities to accommodate growth at Worthington Christian School. The estate of R. Fred Hogue provided the seed funds for the Grace Brethren Church-led campaign In Pursuit of Faithfulness. The campaign included the regulation-sized gymnasium, auxiliary gym, locker rooms, commons, and concessions stand […]

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HONORING OUR PAST: ‘EDUCATING FOR ETERNITY’

The early 1990s were years of notable growth at Worthington Christian School, with K-12 enrollment growing from 738 students in 1990 to 964 students in 1992. In the midst of this growth, then-Advancement Director and long-time staff member of Grace Brethren Church Tim Montgomery began a new school initiative known as “Educating for Eternity.”   WC […]

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HONORING OUR PAST: A MOMENT WITH DAN HAMMERS

Dan Hammers joined the Worthington Christian School faculty in 1977 as an industrial arts teacher. He later transitioned to the Bible department and taught classes such as Senior Seminar for many years. Hammers also served as the school’s theatre director outside his regular classroom responsibilities. He served in this capacity for 25 years, growing the […]

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HONORING OUR PAST: MAKING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE

Dr. Jim Jerele remembers sitting in the sanctuary of Grace Brethren Church on Worthington-Galena Road in 1972 and watching Pastor Jim Custer point across the road, sharing his vision to build a Christian school on that property. A Florida native living in Columbus as a radiology intern at that time, Jerele thought to himself, “If […]

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HOMECOMING WEEK IN REVIEW

A video recap of a memorable week at WC. The week of October 10-15, 2022, was special in Worthington Christian School’s life, with the school’s 50th Anniversary kickoff. Events included: The Warrior Scramble, All-School Spirit Week, All-School and Alumni Tailgate, Lower School Parade, punt-pass-kick halftime contest featuring alumni, teachers, and students, a Mid-State League Championship […]

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HONORING OUR PAST: PEGGIE BELL ‘SEES’ THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE

Miss Peggie Bell joined the Worthington Christian School faculty as the senior English teacher in 1982. She spent the next thirty-plus years teaching and discipling WC high school students despite many physical challenges. Bell has many fond memories and humorous stories of navigating the world of teaching as a person who is visually impaired. In […]

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HONORING OUR PAST: REMEMBERING THE ‘NEHEMIAH’ PROJECT

God called the Bechtel family to the WC community in 1982. Both Bob and Judy Bechtel joined the school faculty, and their children and grandchildren attended and graduated as Warriors. Bob spent 13 years developing the instrumental program and working with strings and vocal leaders. Judy taught first grade for 11 years and then taught third grade […]

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