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Recognizing First Wesleyan Christian School

Rep. Sue Myrick

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Mr. Speaker, it is a distinct honor to recognize First Wesleyan Christian School in Gastonia, NC, which celebrates 40 years of service and education on April 21, 2012.

First Wesleyan Christian School first opened its doors in 1971 in Gastonia, North Carolina, bringing individualized, Christ-centered education to preschoolers and students of all denominations.

Since 1971, more than 2,000 children have attended First Wesleyan Preschool, and more than 1,800 students have attended First Wesleyan Christian School. Over 250 students have proudly graduated from First Wesleyan Middle School, ready to excel and lead academically and spiritually in high school, college and beyond. Thousands of Gaston-area residents have benefited, and continue to benefit, from the individual instruction, caring and leadership of hundreds of dedicated teachers, staff members, church members and community leaders over the past 40 years.

First Wesleyan students have gone on to serve as outstanding citizens, community partners, professionals, spiritual leaders, missionaries, teachers, parents and grandparents in our region, throughout North Carolina, across the United States and around the world.

I am proud to represent the faculty, student body and community of First Wesleyan Christian School, and congratulate them on their past, present and future success.