To have the courage of your convictions means to have enough courage and determination to carry out your goals. Eighth grader Austin Comer proved he has the courage of his convictions this fall when he saw that Cornerstone Prep had failed to place an American Flag in each classroom when building our new campus. He set about to fix that.
Austin sent an email to Mrs. Hamilton, secondary principal, wondering why Cornerstone as a Christian school did not say the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of classes. He felt it was important as a Christian school to show our support and respect for our country by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
"I wanted to show my respect for my country and to honor those who have fought for us," said Austin.
Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Borders, head of school, immediately moved to correct that oversight. Flags were ordered for each classroom. After the first bell each morning, students now begin the day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Something to be thankful for...
Austin’s courage and determination to contact the administration and express his views about a wrong led to a substantial change here. We applaud Austin for taking the initiative on this and on how strongly he feels on respecting his country.
As we enter Thanksgiving Week, Cornerstone Prep is grateful for students like Austin. Students that see a problem and respectfully take steps to make the world a better place. At Cornerstone Prep, we call those students--students like Austin Comer--World Changers.
Did You Know?
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