24 Apr 2012 Conway Christian School celebrates 20th anniversary
by Sonja J. Keith
Conway Christian School recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special praise service.
Held in the school gymnasium, the event was designed as an opportunity to express gratitude to God and those who have been involved in the school. The entire student body as well as parents, grandparents, former students, faculty and staff attended the service.
Community leaders and representatives of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce also attended and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Gloria Massey, chief administrator, welcomed those in attendance and recognized individuals who had a hand in establishing the school, including Larry Pillow and Bob and Catherin Blankenship. “We appreciate you and Second Baptist Church and the vision you had for Christian education in Conway.”
Massey also recognized Central Baptist College and CBC president Terry Kimbrow for working with CCS to offer concurrent college credit to high school students. “We appreciate your support.”
During the service, preschool students sang “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” and the high school choir performed “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “Your Great Name.”
Conway Christian started with 82 students in grades preschool through fifth grades in seven classrooms at Second Baptist. The school added a grade each year and today has 530 students in preschool through 12th grade. CCS has 70 faculty and staff, with 168 alumni.
“I think it’s important we never forget where we came from,” Massey said. “We are here to praise the Lord and thank Him.”
Massey pointed out that over the years Conway Christian has remained an educational institution committed to academic excellence and spiritual teaching. “After 20 years, our mission is still the same.”
For more information on Conway Christian School, call 501.336.9067 or visit conwaychristianschool.org.