Athletics, Choir, & Bonding With Friends
An Interview with Abby Hague, RCS Private Schools Student
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, Abby Hague, class of 2023.
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 Abby to share what these verses mean to her.
Abby 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.
I am in 9th grade and I have been at RCS since kindergarten.
List the gifts God has given you and explain how you have used them.
I think God has given me an artistic gift and I have taken multiple art classes and I was in middle school choir. Though I have not been able to use this gift many times thus far at school, I hope to be able to use it in the future.
Describe your favorite part about school outside of the classroom.
My favorite part about school outside of the classroom would have to be the athletic program, but specifically the relationship and bond one can build on a sports team. When you play sports with your schoolmates I think you are able to grow your relationship with them in a different way, while learning teamwork, communication, and what it means to work with people outside of your usual friend group or grade. You are able to develop a special bond with people that you couldn’t make in a classroom, and sometimes create relationships with people you never thought you would.
Share your favorite RCS memory?
My favorite memory at RCS would be the Southern California Choir trip last year. On the trip we got to know our classmates a lot better and we all bonded and came together as a class. We were able to compete together and work hard for the competition while also being able to have fun and make memories.
What impact has the RCS faculty had on you?
The RCS faculty has had a great impact on me. The faculty at our school are more than just teachers or administrators, they actually care about their students. Teachers here will purposefully go out of their way to help a student when it is obvious he or she is struggling with something, whether it is related to school or home. I believe the faculty at RCS genuinely cares about their students, but they also all love the Lord and want to encourage all of their students to grow in their relationships with Christ which is something that has definitely benefited not only me, but my peers as well.
How would you describe RCS to someone who doesn’t know anything about the school?
I would describe RCS as a school that wants to foster a personal love of God in each and every one of its students while also providing them with a Christ-centered education. If students go here, they will be cared for and supported by staff and faculty while learning and will be given many diverse opportunities to let their own light shine.
What do you plan to do after high school?
As I am only a freshman, I am not quite sure what I want to do after high school but I know that I want to go to college and earn a degree. I hope that I may be able to work in the field of physical therapy.