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Senior Spotlight: Lailah Lineberry, Class of 2024

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In what grade did you start attending Faith Christian School?


What activities were you involved in while you were a student at Faith Christian School?

I’ve played volleyball, soccer, and basketball. I’ve been in La Mesa, our Spanish Club, as President and Vice President, HiY as President and Vice President, and Ministerium as Vice President. I’ve been a Project Faith Student Manager for three years as well. While at Faith, I’ve performed in Our Town, The Best Christmas Pageant, Enchanted April, Gulliver’s Travels, and Seussical. I’ve also been a Faith Zone aid after school.

What might some of your favorite memories be?

One especially fond memory is when Alena and I failed our first Spanish test and then had a volleyball game that night. We lost the game and on the way back we were upset and went to Chick-fil-A. When we went through the drive-through, the Chick-fil-A worker gave us free brownies and said that we looked like we needed something to cheer us up. We were so happy we started crying, and on the way home we sang the song September because it was the 21st night of September. I will never forget how much fun I had, even though it was a rough day. Throughout my entire time at Faith, I have made many memories I will cherish for the rest of my life

What is your thesis topic and why did you choose it?

My thesis topic is on revivals. I chose this because at the time the Asbury Revival was going on, and I was interested in what was occurring. 

How might your learning in a Christian environment at FCS positively affect you?

In every aspect of learning, Faith has integrated a Christian perspective. This has impacted me positively because when I go to college and in life, I will look at everything through the lens of the Bible. 

Has there been a teacher at FCS that has impacted your faith, education, or personal growth in a significant way? If you were to say thank you to this person, what might you say? 

All of my teachers have had great impacts on my life. I would say that Mrs. Brown and Mrs. DeMott have had the most impact. They both pour so much into me and not only care about my school life but also my personal life. Mrs. Brown has made a major impact on me and has shown me lots of love. She has made me a part of her family and has welcomed me into her home. Her daughter is one of my best friends. I look up to her so much and love how she leads at Faith and also in her home. Thank you, Mrs. Brown, for everything you've done for me. Thank you for always being there and letting me be one of Rachelle’s best friends and her future roommate at Liberty. Thank you for being someone I can always look up to. Mrs. DeMott has been such a spiritual leader in our science classes. She has made learning Anatomy so fun and interesting, and the integration of Christianity in her class has grown my spiritual life in significant ways. She always has good things to say and encourages me. Thank you, Mrs. DeMott, for being such an encouraging role model in my life. Thank you for making me a part of your family and letting me stay at your house to do things for La Mesa. Thank you for always being such a peace-bringer and woman of God. All of my teachers have been amazing, and I’m extremely thankful for everything they’ve done for me. 

What might it mean to you to have attended both a classical and Christian school?

We study rhetoric, logic, and Latin at Faith, which public schools do not normally study. Here we are taught how to think and not what to think with the rigorous curriculum. Not only does Faith focus on the classical aspect, but our education also looks at everything through the lens of the Bible; whether that be Dante or the presidency of Bill Clinton, we look at what that means as Christians and what that means as classically trained students. 

What are some things you would like to tell younger students as they continue their education at FCS?

I would tell students that even though school can be difficult, keep persisting. Don’t take for granted the education and opportunities you’re given at Faith. Realize that your class is like your family that you have until you graduate, so treat them as such and do not be mean to those around you. Show the love of God to them and take advantage of the wisdom the teachers have about God and talk to them. They’re at Faith for a reason, to teach you. 

What are your plans for after graduation?

After Faith, I’ll be attending Liberty University for a major of Elementary Education and a minor of Spanish in hopes of being an elementary teacher and doing missions in Spanish-speaking countries. 

Lailah Lineberry |  Senior Collage FCS In-Story
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