Morgan Carlton, RCS c/o 2020
An Authentic Servant Leader
One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS for our 50th anniversary is to connect with current RCS students and see what God has been doing in their lives and what they believe God is calling them toward their future. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed current RCS student, Morgan Carlton, class of 2020.
This month’s theme verse is Ephesians 4:1-3, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Dr. Hearne asked Morgan to share what these verses mean to her.
Morgan shared, “I think this verse means that the way you act and carry yourself should ultimately be pleasing to the Lord. If we call ourselves Christians, we need to act in a way that reflects the character of Christ. It is so important not to just talk about being a Christian, but actually putting your actions into words and making a difference in your life.
Dr. Hearne: What grade are you in and how long have you been at RCS?
Morgan: I am currently in 12th grade and I have been attending RCS since Kindergarten.
Dr. Hearne: List the gifts God has given you and explain how you have used them.
Morgan: One of the gifts God has given me is the ability to lead. I have been able to use this gift by being a part of the Executive Council as the Fundraising Coordinator. I am also part of this year’s Christian Ministry Team and a captain of the Volleyball Team. I have learned what it means to be an effective leader and how important it is to set a good example for the people around me.
Dr. Hearne: Describe your favorite part about school outside of the classroom.
Morgan: My favorite part of school outside of the classroom would have to be the community aspect of Redwood Christian. Whenever I go to a sports game I can always count on a big group of students to be there to support and cheer on their fellow classmates. Also, every year it is always so cool to see my class work together for Spirit Week and other socials and activities. I always feel like I have a second family.
Dr. Hearne: Share your favorite RCS memory
Morgan: My favorite RCS memory would have to be playing on the Volleyball Team my sophomore year. We made it to the playoffs and ended up winning the game by 2 points in the 5th set. It was the farthest Girls Volleyball has ever gone in the playoffs!
Dr. Hearne: What impact has the RCS faculty had on you?
Morgan: The RCS faculty have been beyond amazing during my time here at Redwood. I always feel like the teachers have my best interest in mind when it comes not only to my grades, but also to my spiritual life. I love that I am able to express my beliefs and opinions openly and the teachers are always open and willing to listen.
Dr. Hearne: How would you describe RCS to someone who doesn’t know anything about the school?
Morgan: I would describe RCS as a place where you can get a great education with many other opportunities along the way. If you are struggling in a class, the teacher will never hesitate to find a solution where you can succeed. There are so many ways to get involved from clubs to sports to music to drama. There is truly something for everybody!
Dr. Hearne: What do you plan to do after high school?
Morgan: After high school, I plan to go to a four-year college and hope to study Kinesiology. I am currently applying to many colleges with my focus on schools with a Christ-centered education just like RCS!