Valor Christian High School
By Julie Montoya
March was a time of giving back for the Valor community through service projects and Discovery trips. Valor also reveled in the boys basketball, first-ever appearance at the 4A State Championship.
The junior and senior classes prepared and packaged 100,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through Feed my Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization. The entire Valor community helped to fundraise for this event. The fundraisers were fun and creative, with several faculty members “competing” to get pie in their face!
The winner of the pie was determined by the most votes cast, through cash donations. The highlight of the fundraisers was a student versus faculty and staff basketball game. The staff and faculty came out on top, and plan to enjoy full bragging rights for a year. Putting all the fundraising fun aside, Valor was so proud to be able to feed 100,000 kids around the world.
Valor boys basketball finished out its great season with a spot in the 4A State Championship game at CU Boulder. This was Valor’s first appearance in a basketball 4A State Championship, and they put on an impressive fight against Lewis-Palmer. In the end, Valor was defeated 51-40. Valor couldn’t be prouder of its team though, and all look forward to next year!
Valor Discovery sent seven teams, including 154 students and 35 adult leaders, to six different countries during spring break to help those less fortunate. In Haiti, a team served in temporary medical camps, while nearby, students on a sailing ship served the poor on remote islands in the Caribbean. Two teams served in Southeast Asia; one in the jungles of Thailand, and the other with slum children near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In the Americas, one team served underprivileged Latino students in southern California, while another team went to Mexico to help with building a house. Lastly, a team went to Albania to use arts as an outreach to serve students and the poor.
Valor will send students to a total of 14 countries, on 19 teams, during the first half of 2013 through Valor Discovery. The students fundraise for these trips, and the program is designed to bring about growth within the students lives while helping them develop a heart for serving those in need. To learn more about Valor or Valor Discovery visit www.govalor.com.