Our NCCS journey began in 2006 when Christopher was going into the fourth grade. One short year later my husband became very ill and almost lost his life. NCCS’s staff, teachers, and coaches rallied around us and became like family. Fortunately, my husband recovered and we had a few more years; however, he became ill again and passed away in 2012. Through a difficult time, NCCS provided my family with love that is not common from a school. NCCS never let us feel alone in that difficult time. That same year Christopher was entering high school and was trying to figure out what his path would be. The great thing about NCCS is that there are so many opportunities available. Christopher was able to experience so many different areas. He played football, participated in mock trial and Student Government and became a member of the Academy of the Arts Theatre. The Theatre is where he found not only his passion but according to Christopher, it helped him get through the loss of his father. NCCS helped him find his God given gifts and talents. He found theatre and fell in love with it. Christopher will now be pursuing a degree in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. The thing is, NCCS did a lot more for my family than just provide an excellent education for Christopher. NCCS partnered with me to help Christopher find who he was as a person, while helping him realize what it’s all about: Jesus Christ. NCCS was not just a school. It was a second home to my son. It was a place where he was loved, encouraged, and pushed to be the best version of himself. That’s our NCCS story.