Eastside Christian School has historically been a leader in academics, and this past year was no different.
In 2017, Eastside Christian School’s 4th and 7th graders participated in the Washington State Smarter Balanced test. Please click on the following link to see the Smarter Balanced Test Results.
I, William Chun, am a faithful follower of God. God has blessed me with the spiritual gift of faith. My experience at a Christian summer camp in 1st grade made me stronger in my faith. At first, I did not know what my parents were getting me into, but four years later, in 5th grade, I felt the Holy Spirit for the first time during worship. After this, my faith grew instantly, opening my eyes to see the world in a special way. My parents always told me that I was blessed, but at that time I didn’t know what they meant. Later, I figured it out. God has blessed me with many things people around the world only dream of, such as an abundant amount food, family, and a place to call home. I believe the reason why God put me on earth was for me to help others open their eyes to see the Lord for who He is and the plan He has for them.
William Chun Mission Statement - Class of 2018
I, Tara Liu, am a child of God. I love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, and do gymnastics. God has blessed me with the spiritual gifts of leadership, exhortation, and faith. I’m an introvert, so I usually stick around people who I’ve gotten to know and often don’t go beyond my comfort zone. However, being a gymnast, I am constantly faced with challenges that force me out of my comfort zone. From my experiences with gymnastics, I have become more confident with myself, and I hope to use my confidence to become a leader and an example for others. Being at ECS has helped me identify what my spiritual gifts are and I hope to continue using them in high school. As I move into high school, I plan to use my gifts to be the type of friend who others can talk to and count on, be an example to others, and help others build a stronger relationship with God.
Tara Liu Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Delphine Li, am a loyal servant of God. Gifted with knowledge, faith, and mercy, I am able to discover truths, to feel genuine compassion for people, and to help alleviate the suffering in a Christ-reflected way. I’m thankful to my 5th-grade music teacher for encouraging me to join the worship team. She has taught me to use my gifts to glorify God, and made me fall in love with praising Him in such a joyful and soothing way. I’m usually a little shy with strangers, but open up a lot with close friends. I like to share things with others, and to help those in need. I’m patient, academically strong, and good at singing and playing the piano. I enjoy solving problems through experiments and researches, and always get pleasure from accomplishments. Being part of the worship team is another one of my favorite things to do in school. God may want me to be a surgeon and part-time worship leader, so that I can both physically save people’s lives, and spiritually connect them with Him.
Delphine Li Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Madison Laurie, am a child of the one true God. God has gifted me to be a leader and someone who loves to serve others. I have been a Christian ever since I could remember, but my parents gave me the choice of whether I should follow Jesus or not. When I was four, I accepted Jesus into my heart. Now that I have learned to know Him better than I did back then, I realized that I made the right decision and I know that I wouldn’t take it back. Skiing, acting, and writing have brought me exhilaration throughout my life, and continue to do so. God made me unique with a passion for giving to others rather than receiving gifts and connecting with others. Through one-on-one conversations and serving others, I can help spread God’s love and help others to learn to know Jesus.
Madison Laurie Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Evan Lam, am a child of the Lord who heals. My spiritual gift of mercy stems from being homeschooled for the majority of my life. Weak in social skills, I didn’t talk much. But that made me observant, and allowed me to pick up on cues that told me how people were feeling. This enabled me to relate with other shy kids and be a friend. The spiritual gift of service that God has given me comes from my love of teamwork and skill of planning things out in my head; which I can thank years of playing chess for. For example, when we’re stuck on an assignment during a group project, I’ll try to see the bigger picture to help unstick us. Looking at my spiritual gifts, I can see myself being open to God to be used as a blessing and an available friend to others.
Evan Lam Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Alex Goedhard, am a child of a God. I feel God has blessed me with the gifts of discernment and mercy. It seems like just yesterday was my first day joining a new school, called Eastside Christian. It felt like more than just a school; it felt like a family. I was treated kindly and Christ-like by staff and students. I learned about Jesus Christ and how he died for our sins, and that if I believe He did so, I may have eternal life. I felt so loved by God, and I decided to let Christ into my life. Sure, when I was younger I went to church and Sunday school, but I never took God seriously until I can to ECS. When I interact with others I like to talk in quiet environments without others around. Some of my passions are baseball, and studying geography and the history that comes with it. With the gifts of discernment and mercy, and the passion and talent for baseball, I feel God may want me to be a genuine teammate and leader guided by God in my baseball career who makes the right decisions on and off the field.
Alex Goedhard Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Jessica Finch, am a daughter of God. I see my life as a rollercoaster, but I trust that God will carry me through the twists, turns, and falls of life. I have had some challenging times in my life, but I believe God has given me these hardships to make me stronger and more faithful in Him. God has given me the spiritual gifts of leadership, mercy, and faith, so I can show God’s love to others and lead them away from sin to bring them closer to Him. With my passions for volleyball, acting, and being the best student I can be, God can work through me to introduce Himself to others and show them that He loves them unconditionally. As God’s daughter, friend, follower, and servant, I want to spread His word and love to all, and show them that God will never abandon them but always be there to guide and love them.
Jessica Finch Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I am Chloe Conrod, and I am a child of God. For it says in John 1:12, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” I have been given the gift to have a deep conversation with someone whenever something difficult or hard has taken place in that person’s life. When I was younger, I went through a lot. I’ve been through difficult situations which I knew that I couldn’t overcome without God by my side. Because of this, it gives me sensitivity towards other people, and the need to help someone through their life, no matter how hard it seems to get to the end. My goal and my passion is to help people and to let them know that they will always be loved and supported by God.
Chloe Conrod Mission Statement - Class of 2017
During my years at ECS, I have been through many experiences. The spiritual gifts I have found throughout my journey are wisdom, service, and mercy. I believe that God gave me these gifts so I can serve him by being friendly, supportive, and interactive with other people. If it wasn’t for my parents, my relationship with the Lord would not be as strong as it is today. Many church camps that I have been sent me to have brought me closer to the Lord, even when things got tough. When things got difficult, playing basketball and other sports help my mind clear up. With these skills that I have obtained over the years, I hope I can serve the Lord through them. I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me! I, Solomon Chun, will always try to remain as a servant of the Lord forever!
Solomon Chun Mission Statement - Class of 2017
I, Giulia Abraham, am a daughter of the One True King.The spiritual gifts the Lord has blessed me with are leadership, discernment, teaching, and faith. When I was younger, I struggled and worried about figuring out who I was and wanted to be as a person, but what I was really missing was my identity in Christ. This school has transformed me into who I am today and helped me to make my parents’ faith, my own. As a child of God, I have peace and purpose. In high school, I hope to use my platform as a student-athlete to shine the light of Jesus to others and would like to get into a leadership position where I have the chance to tell others about the hope they can have in Him.
Giulia Abraham Mission Statement - Class of 2017