By Daurah Amos
FCA had a successful first semester and has a few events lined up for the upcoming year.
A couple events that took place last semester were See You At The Pole, as well as Saw You At The Pole. They also met with Southeastern’s FCA group around Christmas time and attended an event called Fields of Faith.
FCA’s big project was Give A Kid A Christmas. They raised a total of $2,400 which gave 24 kids gifts for Christmas. Around 70 students showed up at WalMart to help pick out the gifts and received ice cream from Coach Hazell after the shopping was complete. The gifts were delivered to families in need at Families Feeding Families and the Women’s Crisis Center.
On Wednesday, FCA met for their first time in 2017. Sophomore Abbey Jo Fryer attended Wednesday, and was surprised by the lack of students who attended.
“I’m hoping more people will attend this upcoming Wednesday,” Fryer said.
While Coach Hazell would love more people to join, the second semester is usually when students start dropping out.
“Our goal is to teach students to realize the importance of once you start something, finish it,” Hazell said.
A couple events lined up for this semester include, support, prayers, and care packages for a past Durant student who is in the Armed Forces as well as SHOCK (Students Helping Other Community Kids) week. Come and join FCA and experience a deepening of your faith and new friendships.