CCS Student Takeover
The CCS Student Takeover gives seniors an opportunity to share about life as Knight on both the CCS Instagram account and a blog on the school’s website.
Beza Collins is a senior at Charlotte Christian School who started as a Knight in the sixth grade. She is taking over Instagram stories on the school’s social media page that shares life as a CCS Knight. In her free time, Beza loves to watch and play sports.
Caroline Parrish is a senior at Charlotte Christian School who started as a Knight in the fourth grade. She is taking over the Day In The Life student blog this school year that gives a glimpse into campus life as a CCS Knight. In her free time, Caroline loves to read, play volleyball, and spend time with her friends.
By Senior Caroline Parrish
The holiday season is approaching, and the Charlotte Christian community couldn't be more excited! This has always been my favorite time of year; from the weather turning crisp cold to the holiday cheer filling everyone's hearts, what's not to love? My favorite holiday is Christmas – but a close second has always been Thanksgiving. Every year in the Parrish household, we always have the staple food groups: turkey, a few different meager vegetables, and an immense amount of rich side dishes. Our motto is the more different kinds of potatoes we have...the better; however, my personal favorite is the mac-and-cheese. What usually is an all-around crowd-pleaser has caused quite the dispute in my family – with my dad claiming that mac-and-cheese is absolutely not a Thanksgiving dish. At the same time, my mom insists that it's a perfect addition that adds some Southern charm! What is Thanksgiving without a few family bickerings…am I right? But don't worry, every year the mac-and-cheese always makes an appearance.
Thanksgiving at Charlotte Christian has always been a cheerful addition to the end of the first semester. As a student body, we gather on the field to worship the Lord and show gratitude for all He has provided. One of my favorite parts of this chapel in the past has been listening to students from all grade levels share what they are thankful for. Hearing what the smallest kindergartener is grateful for along with one of my fellow seniors is always a jovial experience I look forward to every year.
I received various answers from students and staff when asked what they are most thankful for this year. A few boys in Mrs. Ivey's third-grade class were highly enthusiastic to share their thoughts. "I am thankful for God, my family, and being able to come to Charlotte Christian," said Gibson Growley. The other boys – Grant Evitts, Christian Jordan, Grant Foster, and Sam Parrish – nodded in agreement; they claimed that attending Charlotte Christian and learning about Christ was high on their gratitude list. In the upper school, Latin teacher Ms. Pleshko said she was most thankful for her friends and family. She added that being able to work at Charlotte Christian will always be an immense blessing. Senior Sydney Grace Shamp also shared her gratitude for the Charlotte Christian community. "The endless support from fellow students and teachers has always been something I'm grateful for year after year."
Something that I am particularly grateful for this year is the health of my friends and family. The Lord has laid a protective hand over my life and has granted me many blessings this year that I will never forget. With graduation approaching and transitioning into college, I pray daily for the Lord to guide me in a path of righteousness. Within the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, I urge you to cherish the moments you have with your families. When you're sitting around your Thanksgiving tables this year, remember to share what you're most thankful for! In 1 Chronicles 16:34, the psalm says, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." I hope you all have a happy holiday season, Charlotte Christian!