HONORING OUR PAST: WARRIORS FLOURISH WITH EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES
With the addition of grades 11 and 12 at Worthington Christian in the 1976-77 academic year came a myriad of expanded opportunities for the ever-growing student body. From these earliest years emerged a strong emphasis on students having access to athletic, artistic, and academic opportunities at WC.
In its first year as a school for preschoolers all the way through 12th grade, there were a number of options for students to grow in their athletic skills. Starting in 1976-77, junior high and high school boys had the opportunity to participate in junior varsity and varsity soccer, basketball, track, and baseball. Junior high and high school girls had the opportunity to participate in junior varsity and varsity cheerleading, track, and basketball.
In terms of the arts, there were also a surprising number of opportunities that same year for such a young school. There was a pep band for instrumental talents, multiple choirs for aspiring singers, and the school’s first theatrical production on record-Arsenic and Old Lace–for young actors. There was also an Art Club, yearbook staff club, and yearbook photography opportunities as additional outlets for creativity and artistry.
When it comes to student leadership and academic excellence, these realities are not new to WC. They, too, existed from the very beginning. The first WC student council on record consisted of student representatives from each grade level. And the school’s first members of the National Honor Society were inducted that same year.
As a fitting end cap to the 1976-77 academic year, WC proudly presented its first graduating class that spring. Ten students became WC’s first alumni.