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Reflecting on the Journey

Reflecting on the Journey

The class of 2023 graduated on Saturday, and they are about to move on to what the Lord has next! Today, Caroline Latimer who has attended Cornerstone since kindergarten, looks back on her years at Cornerstone. She shares her favorite memories and how the University Model® has prepared her for life beyond high school.  

Caroline Latimer- Class of '23

In what ways has the University Model prepared you for life after high school?

Going to a University Model School has made me feel prepared for college and also makes me feel equipped to leave a positive influence in the world. With an excellent education as well as Christian influence, I feel that I make a good impression working part-time jobs. I feel that I am much more confident in my writing and communication skills than many of my friends outside of this school. Cornerstone has given me skills that help me act in wisdom and influence my community. 

Share some of your favorite Cornerstone memories.

Some of my recent fond memories at Cornerstone include having after-class conversations with my teachers,  performing in musicals, and going on IMPACT, a week-long leading, learning, and serving opportunity for all of our high school students outside of our classroom walls.

Caroline on IMPACT Ecuador- 2023

What teacher had the greatest impact on your life?

One of my favorite parts of Cornerstone are the wonderful teachers and the positive influence they have had on my life. Mrs. Amy Freiler was my second-grade teacher, and she is the one who inspired me to pursue education as a career. Her love and compassion towards students is evident, and it inspires me to treat my future students with the same love. 

The elementary years!

What extracurricular activities did you choose to participate in? 

I participated in Musical Theatre throughout middle school and high school and had so much fun. I think joining extracurriculars gives students the opportunity to form stronger friendships with fellow students as well as find a new hobby. 

What advice would you give to rising seniors? 

If I had to share one piece of advice with the rising seniors, I would say remember to be respectful to your teachers and finish strong. Don’t slack off when you’re right at the end, instead put forth your best effort and give the glory to God. You’re almost done. Don’t be lazy. 

What would you say to a prospective parent considering enrolling their student(s) at Cornerstone? 

To parents that are considering enrolling their child in Cornerstone, I would say that I feel very equipped for the future. I believe that Cornerstone was challenging enough to make me grow and mature, but also the teachers were compassionate enough to help me along the way. In elementary school, parents get to be more involved in their child’s education which allows their child to thrive at school and at home. In middle and high school, I felt very independent and prepared to manage my academics on my own. I would never change my experience at Cornerstone because I made mature friends, had positive experiences with my teachers, and I learned to grow into a woman of God. 

Caroline with her brother, Carson Latimer

There is no better way to truly see what it’s like to be a part of the Cornerstone family than by seeing our students, faculty, and staff in action.  Join us for our next Information Meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. You will learn more about the history and mission of our school from Head of School Marsha Robbins, have an opportunity to ask questions, and receive a tour from Director of Admissions Amy Freiler.

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