Thank goodness for air conditioning! We celebrated our 10 year reunion on a hot June day last month. Over sixty current and former CC families and students attended our celebration. We enjoyed a BBQ and outdoor games, reconnecting with old friends, and sharing memories from our time at Classical Consortium together.
Creating Community Artwork
As we came through the reunion entrance, a table with ink pads and a hand-drawn canvas of a tree greeted us. Each of our fingerprints became a leaf, and the result was a work of art that symbolized our connection to each other and the CC community.
"He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields
its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:3, ESV
The reunion organizers gathered photos from Classical Consortium's early days and decorated the room. Parents and students had so much fun looking at the pictures displayed from their CC years. Our students have grown in so many ways since we started in 2006!
Connecting as Parents
Parents at the reunion reconnected and shared stories of where their children are now as they launch into adulthood. Seeing how the Lord is working in their lives was a great reminder of the why behind what we do at Classical Consortium. Former CC students work and attend college across the country, and their parents shared about upcoming study opportunities, weddings, and grandchildren.
During the afternoon, both current and former Classical Consortium students socialized outside at the playground and inside by the food. My son dashed off to see his friends as soon as we walked in the door. No matter their age, students at Classical Consortium have built connections that extend beyond our program and last through the years.
The day was especially meaningful for Classical Consortium's founder a, Jennifer Burns (center in the photo), the founder of Classical Consortium Academy and current headmaster:
"I think the reunion really made me step back and see a perspective that our little school is a family. We've got something really, really important in common. Certainly we're all believers and homeschool, but more than that we're a part of the CC family."
What a blessing to connect with CC families and students that we haven't seen in awhile! This reunion was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what God has done in Classical Consortium through the years.