bellevue christian school magazine | WinteR 2012
Live to Serve
LocaLLy & GLobaLLy
A GIFT FROM BCS TO HOMELESS MOTHERS
PLUS Alumni News, Class Reunions, and More!
Redemptive • RigoRous • Relational • Relevant
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superintendent’s message Our goal is to prepare young people to live
fully for God in a rapidly changing world,
Living Fully for God with the ability to understand, evaluate, and
Our 2011-2012 school year motto, Live to Serve, was inspired Each of you should use transform their world from the foundation 10 SEASON REFLECTIONS OF A COACH AND AN ALUM
by I Peter 4:10 and is an expression of our commitment at A Dream 10 years in the making.
of God's unchanging values.
Bellevue Christian School to help students foster a life-long whatever gift you have
desire to serve God and meet human need. We want our received to Serve Others, as 12 A GIFT TO HOMELESS MOTHERS FROM BCS
students to be given opportunities that broaden their perspec-
BCS gives Aslan’s Too to Vision House to benefit homeless moms and their children.
tives, increase their cultural awareness, and help them under- faithful stewards of
stand their role in applying their gifts and talents in service to
others as part of following the Great Commandment and
God’s grace in its various
Great Commission. forms.
Therefore, throughout our school community, our students, I Peter 4:10
faculty, and parents are actively engaged in serving others as
part of learning Christianly at Bellevue Christian School. Take joy in observing the images, reading the stories, and
reflecting on the learning that is represented through the Viking View. Our students of all ages are involved in
redemptive work by applying their gifts, time, and efforts in service to others. These service opportunities are not
to be seen as additional to Christian learning, but rather, as an integrated part of what it means to learn and be a
Christian walking in the example of Jesus Christ.
Our students are learning the transformative power of loving and serving others as part of the Bellevue Christian School 6 NATHAN PHILLIPS
experience. Our prayer is that these acts of service, as seen in this publication of the Viking View, will be transferred BCS alum, Nathan Phillips put his Live to Serve focus into action last summer when transitioning into college.
into the lives of our students as adults to bring redemption to our world. Read how a BCS experience lead him to an opportunity to glorify God and serve people in need.
8 Live to Serve LOCALLy AND GLOBALLy
Mack Elementary donates 90% of Jog-a-thon proceeds to children in El Salvador
viking view staff
Ron Taylor Steven Screen
Superintendent Contributing Writer
Director of Advancement
The Ranch Studios 4 LIVE TO SERVE 14 VIKING NEWS 14 ALUMNI NEWS
Art Direction and Design Theme for 2011-2012 Golf Classic review, BCS Reunions and alumni
Christi Downs ’01 is a natural fit. Carnival clean-up, and updates.
Editor student stars!
Dan Apol ’88
Kay Bickerstaff Karen Mouhanna
FOLLOW. . . Assistant Editor Candace Vena
Jeff Otis ’00 Dr. Richard Sleight
...Ron’s blog at:
Contributing Writer Amaryllis Lockhart
Lauren Mortier ’11 Uber Direct
Contributing Writer Consulting Direction
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viKing vieW SAVE the date
2011-2012 theme “Each
By Jim Shapiro shoul of you
Our school community is a special place comprised of
students, faculty, and families who have wholeheartedly
you. The money raised for the Annual Fund goes to
support mission focused work above and beyond the
you ha whatever gift
embraced the Live to Serve Annual Fund theme. If you annual budget.
serve o eived t
look closely at our school you will see students raising th o
money for others, parents giving their time to volunteer
You play an important role in the Live to Serve Annual
faithf ers, as
Fund goal. Can I count on you to make a significant gift ul ste
in the classroom, faculty teaching beyond our walls, and wards
to the fund? My hope is that our community will come of Go
alumni who are giving back to the very community that
together to embrace the Live to Serve theme and to d’s gra
once served them. BCS gives all of us a platform to live
strengthen not only the foundation of our community, its var ce in
out 1 Peter 4:10 and the Live to Serve theme.
but to also strengthen the students we serve.
Every year our community strives to raise about $1m to 1 Peter
Thank you for making BCS such a special place to serve 4:10 (NIV
fund the mission of BCS. Funding for this goal comes )
and for living out the Live to Serve, theme.
from a variety of sources including the auction, corpo-
rate matching gifts, and individual gifts from friends like
ways to give...
Giving to BCS! 2012 BCS Auction
The BCS Advancement Office coordinates all annual ...is right around the corner. Turn in your reservations today!
giving efforts in support of various school programs from
preschool through high school. The Annual Fund
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Bellevue Hyatt Grand Ballroom!
constitutes 10% of the annual operating budget and
receives funds from the Gala Banquet & Auction, individual
gifts, and grants. In addition to the Annual Fund, the
office raises money for special projects, capital needs, DETAILS
and endowments, all above and beyond the operating Event: Procurement:
budget. Supporting the mission of the school, the The evening includes a large silent auction, student entertainment, a delicious Silent and live auction donations needed! Please turn in your items, along with
Advancement Office plans and implements district-wide dinner, and a high energy live auction filled with trips, adventures and other the procurement form, to any BCS campus office.
marketing and communication, community events, and goodies you will want to bid on. Please join us in supporting today’s
connections with alumni, volunteers, and friends of BCS.
students and tomorrow’s Christian leaders.
Ways you can donate: Proceeds: $75 per person, thanks to the generous underwriting of our sponsors. Be on the
Proceeds from the BCS Auction go towards school needs lookout for your invitation in the mail or go online to purchase your tickets:
BCS Gala Auction: Save The Date: Friday, March 16th, at
including financial aid, salaries, and student programs. www.bellevuechristian.org/auction
Jim Shapiro is a Pacific Northwest native. Raised in Kenmore, Washington, Jim has held positions in the Bellevue Hyatt Regency
both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Prior to working for BCS, Jim was the V.P. of Development Online: www.bellevuechristian.org/donate
for CRISTA Ministries up until 2004. In 2004, Jim started The EDGE Group, a consulting company Direct Mail: C/O Advancement Office, 1601 98th Ave NE,
Clyde Hill, WA 98004
Questions? Contact: Christi Downs, BCS Special Events Coordinator • 425.454.4402 ext. 526 or email@example.com
designed to help non-profit organizations expand their mission through strategy, leadership,
and funding. He lives in Edmonds with his wife, Wendy, and their three children. Call: 425.454.4402 ext. 210
Mobile Giving: text Give2BCS to 67463
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hat started as a joking conversation with a support his cause and contribute towards his reception. College RAs, professors, Deans of the
By Lauren Mortier ’11 friend over lunch turned into a serious $2,000 goal. Through the incredible generosity of school, and nearly 200 students greeted them
proposition: cycle 1,400 miles from Astoria, those donors, he was outfitted with a bicycle, with cheers and banners of hearty congratula-
Oregon, to his future school, The University of cycling gear, and received a total of $2,655 that tions. For Nathan, it was surreal: “(I felt) an
San Diego. As is Nathan’s tendency, he wasn’t he would eventually contribute to the mission of immediate sense of acceptance into the commu-
satisfied with simply attempting the unthinkable the Invisible Children. nity.” After their arrival in San Diego, Nathan and
for himself–it had to make a meaningful differ- On August 11, 2011, he set out for San his roommate were invited to visit the Invisible
ence to a larger community. He decided to raise Diego with his dad, who planned to accompany Children Headquarters where they were intro-
money as he rode and donate it to a worthy him for over half the trip. Over the next two duced to the staff and were welcomed with
cause: a non-profit called Invisible Children. This weeks Nathan experienced the most physically gratitude and pride for their generosity and
was an obvious choice for Nathan, whose interest grueling challenge he had ever faced. Battling accomplishment. That visit affirmed Nathan’s
in Uganda was sparked on a BCS mission trip he through a hamstring injury, throbbing knees, desire to someday be further involved with the
had taken to the region. When the Invisible temperatures as high as 104 degrees, and eleva- organization and their work in Uganda. That
Children story was presented at a BCS Chapel tion climbs of 3,000 to 8,000 feet per day, desire isn’t the only thing that has changed in
the previous year, he knew then he wanted to be Nathan explained that “the only way [he] pushed Nathan. He says that now he looks to God for
involved. The organization focuses on rebuilding through was to rely on God.” When he reached strength and knows that, with God’s help, he
the war-torn African country by reconstructing San Francisco, he parted ways with his father and truly can accomplish anything. When asked if
schools, providing scholarships, and employing was met by his new college roommate who that journey inspired him to do more charity
various micro-economic initiatives affecting would ride with him on the last leg of the trip. work, Nathan replied with a laugh: “Absolutely.
nearly 400 Ugandans. Together, they ground out the last 600 miles But I’m not sure what I’ll do to beat that.”
Nathan began riding to get in shape, sending to their new home at the University of San
letters out to potential donors asking them to Diego, where they were met with a triumphant
Nathan and his dad, Doug, on the Golden Nathan and roomie, Kyle, on the USD Nathan and the Invisible Children crew. Safe and sound in San Diego after the 1,400
Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. campus in San Diego, CA. mile ride for Invisible Children.
Live to Serve Locally and Globally “You don’t have to wait to grow up to get started.”
Mack Elementary donates 90% of Jog-a-Thon proceeds to children in El Salvador
By Stephen Screen
The recent BCS Jog-a-Thon was a fantastic success! “Instead of us telling Niños Tres Rios what we wanted to do “Since the Jog-a-Thon there’s been some flooding in the
for them, we asked them what they needed. We wanted the villages in El Salvador,” Debbie tells us. “The coffee crop is
For Mack Elementary School, the Jog-a-Thon was especially
kids to see that,” Debbie says. ruined and the parents can’t provide for their kids. Our
significant. Principal Debbie Symonds says, “In the past,
students brought in tons of clothing to donate and we sent
90% of what we raise would be spent on something we need, Niños Tres Rios helps ten villages in El Salvador. There are ten
seven huge boxes down. We feel like they are our friends,
and 10% would go to a humanitarian cause as a tithe. This classrooms at Mack and each classroom was connected with
and when they hurt we want to help them.” The Jog-a-Thon,
year we decided to give away 90% and use the remaining one village. The students got to know a boy and a girl from
and the donation to Niños Tres Rios has really turned the
10% to fund student efforts to perform local service.” each village and to learn about their lives.
students’ hearts towards service.
By donating the majority of the funds raised, “We were able to The students stood behind the campaign like never before.
“And it kept on giving! Just weeks after the Jog-a-Thon, a
attach meaning to the giving. The kids learned what it means “They were running for someone who needed something,”
7-year-old student named Maya made an appointment to
to be the hands and feet of Jesus – and they learned that you says Debbie, “not just for something they wanted.” One
speak with me,” Debbie tells us. “She told me that she loved
don't have to wait to grow up to get started. It showed the student, Martin VonFuchs, challenged all the students to give
Ethiopia and wanted to raise money to help people there.”
children what's possible when they get excited about their own money in addition to the funds they raised. Martin
Since then Maya has made a poster and begun a campaign to
something.” donated $13 and many other kids gave similar donations.
The school selected Niños Tres Rios, a local Bellevue nonprofit The Jog-a-Thon was a complete success. The children held an
raise money for Ethiopia.
“It’s given the students a voice,” Debbie says. “It showed
Three Points Jog-a-Thon Way to go Three Points Jog-a-Thon runners!
More than 250 students ran for a combined 180
overwhelming. Parents, teachers, and extended
family cheered the kids on as they gave their best
working to provide education and medical assistance to
children in El Salvador. The school asked Niños Tres Rios what
“Opening Ceremony” similar to the Olympics. They marched
with the flags of each village. They raised money which will
Maya something she could do in response to what God laid on
her heart. There's nothing better than encouraging her heart
a HUGE Success! minutes to raise money for new technology at the
Three Points campus, as well as benefitting the
effort to support the cause.
they needed and a partnership was born. supply village children with backpacks, books, uniforms, and Together, both Mack and Three Points raised more
towards service. The Jog-a-Thon opened up possibilities for John T. Miller School in Africa and the Renewal
all of our kids, teaching them that they can do something.”
Food Bank in Bellevue. The outpouring of comm- than $100,000! Great job BCS for being the
unity support for this annual event was truly hands and feet of Jesus.
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graduated from Bellevue Christian with the class of first two games. A surprising start to some, but not to those who second-half offensive touchdown came with 55 seconds left,
2000. I desired to play high school football, which had watched the blood, sweat, and tears shed over months and breaking a 30-30 game and pushing BCS out in front 37-30. Our
brought me most afternoons during the fall to travel to months of preparation. Not to those who had seen the resiliency defense then rallied to stop Concrete’s driving offense inside our
the foreign practice fields of Woodinville High School. My school, and perseverance of a collective group of young people buying own 10 yard line as time expired. It completed an improbable
Bellevue Christian, didn’t have its own football team. My into a vision to play as a team, and to do so as a brotherhood. comeback - one that our kids will likely remember the rest of
classmates and friends at the time also had a thirst for football, We had our setbacks, as most young programs do, but all their lives. The celebration was jubilant. It was proud. And it was
taking them to Bellevue HS, Mercer Island HS, Inglemoor HS, learning lessons led towards our season’s defining moment at collective. As a team, we bonded together that day. As a team,
Newport HS, and others. Fast forward 10 years, and the students Concrete HS. Down 23-0 early, and still down 30-8 midway we finally had become a brotherhood. You could see it in the
at BCS for the very first time had the chance not only to play high through the 2nd quarter, a rallying cry went out from our seniors. smiles on the kids. You could see it in their eyes and in their
school football, but to do so with Vikings written on their jersey. It was time to step up. Against the current league leader, on their embraces of one another. Fighting through pain, fighting against
With great pride and excitement, I accepted the opportunity own field, it was time to dig deep and overcome the most fatigue, the kids in this first-year program summoned a resolve
to coach under Greg Schneider and coordinators Blane Berry and adversity this Bellevue Christian football team had ever faced. to battle back and knock off the current league leader in their
Gary Manus. Football at BCS blossomed during the spring of Scoring before halftime cut the Concrete lead to 30-14. Halftime own backyard against some incredible odds. It was truly magical.
e dirt 2011. Helmets and pads collided for the first time as basic was spirited in the BCS locker room, with a collective belief and The season wrapped up with a final record of 5-4, establish-
rmed on th
was not to be fo instruction took hold. Students learned to tackle, hit, throw, conviction that something special was in store that day. I ing a winning tradition for a program just in its infancy. As a
ut this team s great outd
f a bro therhood. B Northwest' catch, run, block, and think like a football player. remember posting on Twitter at halftime, “Halftime score: coach and an alumnus, I was able to watch first hand a group of
am o acific
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Coach Schneider’s dream was not just a team, but a Concrete 30. Bellevue Christian 14. Setting up for something young people train, study, prepare, drill, and ultimately execute.
ould be ass
emb of foo
ings do, wit the dream brotherhood. That vision began growing inside of each of the special.” You could feel it. It wasn’t something questioned or They did it with a spirit and a manner that made the BCS
It started as most th the ha rdwood. It w rday n ight. It was
indoors on y and Satu players as they worked together over the summer in the weight debated. A BCS comeback victory was unanimously believed to community proud. They represented our school with honor and
ond o r gathered the lig hts of Frida ing.
of the diam test under in the mak
ining brigh am 10 years ’00 room and on the practice field. It grew even deeper as summer be unfolding - just needing two more quarters to complete. integrity. They were the culmination of a dream. They were
gest tests s uate it was by J conditioning turned into fall practices. The early season battles Our defense held Concrete scoreless the rest of the way, finally that team. They were finally that brotherhood.
with its big and as a BCS grad
een it before
gave test, only to see Bellevue Christian victorious in both of its forcing multiple fumbles in the fourth quarter. Our third
had never s
A Gift to Mrs. Mare Sullivan
BCS HS Science teacher, Mare Sullivan, was selected to participate in an
international science symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico last August.
Mrs. Sullivan was the only high school teacher in the world to be invited to
participate at this prestigious event. Bellevue Christian School has been blessed
for over 15 years with Mare’s gifts and dedication to teaching physical science,
biology, marine biology, environmental science, and chemistry. In Mare’s words,
“It is very unusual for a Christian school to be at the forefront of science
education…who knows how He will use BCS in the future?”
By Stephen Screen
Mr. Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown was selected as the Washington Federation of Independent
Schools (WFIS) Teacher of the Year. This is quite an honor and well-deserved.
BCS gives Aslan’s Too to Vision House to benefit homeless moms and their children. Congratulations, Charlie! We are so blessed by you and are excited to have
you recognized for your faithfulness and commitment to BCS and Christ’s
continual work and presence in your life. Charlie has touched the lives of
thousands of students and families in his 49 years of teaching at BCS!
started more than 26 years ago as a simple rummage sale will remain and the heart for serving the poor remains. “We couldn’t ask for
has turned into an amazing gift. Aslan’s Too is now Vision House Thrift Store! a better outcome,” says BCS’ Birage Tandon. “Knowing our employees will
be taken care of and the community will still have a thrift store is a win-win
Aslan’s has had a special ministry in Bothell. It’s served the poor, been a safe
place in times of need, and helped people who have experienced personal
disasters get back on their feet. Talk to anyone involved and you’ll hear Vision House owns and operates four transitional housing facilities and a
stories about people walking in the store with nothing but the shirt on their child care center. Susan Camerer, the co-founder and Executive Director, is
back – and leaving with a suitcase full of clothes. so grateful. “It has such a long, rich history in the community and we feel Dr. Jeremy Delamarter ’93
very blessed to have been given this gift. Students at Bellevue Christian School will no longer be saying
Now we’re proud to say that Bellevue Christian School has turned over all “Mr.” when they walk into Jeremy Delamarter’s HS English
operations to Vision House. 100% of the profits from the thrift store will go directly to help homeless classes. Jeremy completed his doctorate in the spring of 2011
families at Vision House. The families will receive transitional housing, child and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with his Doctorate
For Vision House, owning the store not only provides income that benefits
care, counseling, and life skills training. “All we can say is ‘thank you’ for in Education. Jeremy, a 1993 alumnus of Bellevue Christian
homeless families but more importantly creates a stream of clothing and
BCS’ heart of compassion for homeless families,” Susan adds. “We are School, is in his fifth year teaching at BCS. Congratulations,
other items desperately needed for the homeless moms and kids in their Jeremy, on this huge accomplishment and for blessing
grateful to Bellevue Christian.”
care. And Vision House will continue the ministry; all of the store employees BCS students with your talents!
Interested . . .
The Vision House Thrift Store is located at 18827 Bothell Way NE, Suite #107 in Bothell. If you’d like to . . . in being a freelance writer or
support homeless families through Vision House, visit their website at www.NoHomelessKids.org. You photographer for BCS?
can also call them at 425-228-6356, or find them at Facebook.com/VisionHouseThriftStore. Please send Christi Downs an email
today at firstname.lastname@example.org www.bellevuechristian.org 13
1961 WHERE ARE You?
viking news Fall into Fun BCS Carnival
Hundreds of families, students, and friends came to the BCS
Clyde Hill campus in October for a night of fun and fellow-
alumni news We would love to stay in contact and have your update in our next
Viking View magazine!
6th Annual BCS Viking Golf Classic ship. The always popular cake-walk had an all-time high Class Reunions • Have you moved? • Did you get married?
number of cakes brought in and students and parents • Did you have a baby? • Do you have a new email?
enjoyed finding the PERFECT cake for a late night snack at 2000 • Are you working some rad job? • Did your class have a reunion recently?
home. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the Nothing can stop the class of 2000 from getting together for
event such a success. Please email updates and pictures to: email@example.com
another mini-reunion! They gathered as many fellow
classmates as possible and held an 11 year reunion at a local Also, check out the BCS alumni Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
Way to go, Bree restaurant over Christmas. Everyone enjoyed seeing one Alumni Updates bcsalums) and website for the latest info.
another and catching up.
Ashley (Lavin) Woods ’00 and her husband, Austin, live in
Bothell with their two children; daughter, Payton (2) and son,
Hudson (1). 1 Christie (Reich) Mattern ’04 married Barry Mattern on May Melissa (Lagen) Bowers ’98 and her husband, Kyle welcomed
27, 2011. BCS Alumni in the wedding party were Melissa Braelyn Scarlett Bowers who was born March 23, 2011 and
Rick Buenaventura ’02 attended the University of Washing- Reich ’06; Kendra Loven Darr ’04; Meg Stengel ’04 and joins big sister Savannah (3 years old). They live in Renton.
ton and received a degree in Political Science. In 2011, Rick Murray McKinney ’04. Christie works at Wunderman in 5
purchased Round Table Pizza in the Overlake (Redmond/ account management for Microsoft and Barry is a graphic
Bellevue) area with a friend. Rick and his business partner designer at Kotis Design. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the rain, are excited to get plugged in to the community through
108 golfers came 4
their banquet/party facilities and for the opportunity to
out to support our deliver great pizza to the surrounding area. Contact Rick:
athletics program in the 6th Annual BCS Viking Golf Classic BCS high school student, Bree Oldham, was named “2011 email@example.com
Tournament. Bellevue Christian School Boosters organized Best of Bellevue Sports, Female Athlete of the Year” for the
the event held on In August 2011, the Class of 2000 held their ten year
Eastside Bellevue Reporter! In 2011, Bree had three seasons Cory Brewer ’99 married Jennifer (Martens) on July 24,
Monday, Septem- reunion in Seattle. Nearly 30 BCS Alumni enjoyed playing
of sports (basketball, cross country, and track and field) all 2010, in Seattle. Groomsmen in the wedding party included
ber 26, 2011, at BCS trivia and socializing with one another. Everyone
resulting in trips across the Cascades for State Competition. Aaron Sooter (’99) and Matt Isbell (’99). Cory is the new
Glendale Golf enjoyed reconnecting with classmates and spending time
Bree’s leadership, tenacity, and hard work helped set Operations Manager at Windermere Property Management
and Country Club. together.
her apart. / Lori Gill & Associates (“WPM/LGA”), based in downtown
Many thanks to our
sponsor, Crosby Swimming Sensation 2001 Bellevue, specializing in Residential Property Management
and Leasing through King and Snohomish counties. Contact
Cory: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2
and the other 20+ Jared Olin ’06 and brother-in-laws, Richie (’08) and Andy
tournament Altig (’10) started RED Services, to provide families with
sponsors. Without our sponsors, parents, alumni, parents complete fire and emergency preparedness inspections,
of alumni, and friends this event would not have creating customized emergency plans, and providing the 1 2
been possible. training and equipment needed to keep families safe in their
homes. Services are provided by fully trained and certified
off-duty firefighters in and around the communities in which
1961 they serve. Visit www.CountyRed.com to learn more and
The class of 1961 gathered together on August 20th to make an appointment for your 2012 Emergency Plan and
celebrate their 50th Reunion! Everyone that could make it Home Safety Review by RED.
Kim Williams ’14, has much to be proud about! Swimming enjoyed taking pictures together, fellowshipping and
enjoying a Salmon dinner at Mike and Sue Nienaber’s house. Dawn (Dekker) Hogue ’91 and her husband, Ty, welcomed
for Bellevue High School, Kim captured the 3A State their second daughter, Megan Elizabeth, on June 28, 2011.
Championship in the 100 yard breaststroke last fall. Already The attendees enjoyed sharing stories and encouraging one
another through life with ups and downs, pains and joy and Dawn, her husband, daughter Ella (3) and their new baby
breaking records left and right, Kim has received numerous daughter live in Holland, Michigan. Ty is a youth pastor at
honors and has qualified to compete in the Olympic trials accomplishments and failures. Everyone looks forward to
getting together on a more regular basis! Harderwyk Ministries in Holland. After 16 years of teaching,
this summer in Omaha, Nebraska. Keep up the amazing Dawn is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom! 3
work, Kim. We’ll be cheering for you in London 2012!
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As our graduates returned for Homecoming this past December, we were reminded of how the 4 R’s of BCS
are being played out in the lives of our students and graduates. We were able to see firsthand the redemptive,
rigorous, relational, and relevant results of our graduates as they have ventured on to college,
careers, the military, and community service. As you have read through this magazine, it is
our hope that you get a strong sense of how Live to Serve is
playing out across the street and around the world through
the BCS community.