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Get to know your class of 2020 “lifers”! A “lifer” is a student who has consecutively attended Fresno Christian from kindergarten to 12th grade. Out of 57 seniors, nine of the students have attended school together for the past 13 years. These seniors share their memories and experiences at FCS below.

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Charles Gong, ’20, played basketball one year and golf for three years.

Charles Gong 

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is the friends I have made.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in basketball and golf.

Describe your high school experience in three words.

Fun, interesting and an experience.

What are your college plans?

I have yet to decide where I will be attending but I will be majoring in mechanical engineering.

Megan LeBlanc | The Feather Online

Wesley Hinton, ’20, plays the piano for worship team during the biweekly chapels.

Wesley Hinton

Who was your kindergarten teacher? 

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian? 

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is how tight the community is and all the different opportunities the student have.  

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school? 

I have been involved in Brother to Brother, choir, The Feather, soccer, golf, Leadership, worship team and CSF (California Scholarship Federation).

What is something you will take from high school into your future?

The most important thing I will take from Fresno Christian is my friends who push me to become a better person. 

What advice would you give to younger students? 

A piece of advice I would give to younger students is to manage your time but participate in as much as you can.

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Shauna Howard, ’20, has been on the color guard team for three years.

Shauna Howard

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Stacy Ferguson.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is that I have had the opportunity to get to know all of my classmates and build a family.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in color guard, drama, worship team and CSF (California Scholarship Federation)

What advice would you give to younger students? 

I would tell them to be involved in as much as you can. Being in a small school gives you the opportunity to make a huge impact.

What are your college plans?

I plan on attending San Jose State University and get a four year degree.

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Megan LeBlanc, ’20, plays outside hitter and defensive specialist on the varsity volleyball team.

Megan LeBlanc

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is the ability to worship and praise God freely. 

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in volleyball, soccer, softball, The Feather, Leadership, Sister to Sister and CSF (California Scholarship Federation).

Describe your high school experience in three words

Crazy, emotional and fun. 

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory would be winning the soccer Valley Championships this year. 

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Cassie Ledet, ’20, painted the backdrops for the drama performance of “The Grinch”.

Cassie Ledet 

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is the friends I have made.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in color guard, yearbook, art and serve club.

What is your favorite memory at Fresno Christian?

I can not choose a favorite memory, I have enjoyed everything.

What advice would you give to younger students?

I would tell younger students that they should be themselves and should not care about what other people think.

Megan LeBlanc | The Feather Online

Annabelle Messer, 20, was a captain and played midfield on the varsity soccer team.

Annabelle Messer

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian? 

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is the community and the Christian aspect it has. 

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in soccer, track, tennis, Leadership, The Feather, Sister to Sister and CSF (California Scholarship Federation)

What is your favorite memory at Fresno Christian?

My favorite memories have come from sports. I think my favorite was winning the Valley Championships in soccer my senior year. 

What are your college plans? 

I will be attending Grand Canyon University this fall. I will be majoring in exercise science with an emphasis on sports performance. 

Megan LeBlanc | The Feather Online

Max Munoz, ’20, has been playing basketball for four years.

Max Munoz

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Stacy Ferguson

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is how diverse it is.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in basketball, choir and The Feather.

Describe high school in three words.

Too much stress

What is your favorite high school sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was when the basketball team won the Valley Championships at the Selland Arena.

Megan LeBlanc | The Feather Online

Sydney Saville, ’20, has been involved in art for three years.

Sydney Saville

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Stacy Ferguson.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is that the teachers are here to help. They are available outside of class and make an effort to get to know each of us on a personal level.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in color guard and art.

What is something you will take from high school into your future?

High school has taught me that it is important to stay true to yourself.

What are your college plans?

I will be attending Clovis Community and then transfer to a university.

Megan LeBlanc | The Feather Online

Nicole Wagoner, ’20, played Betty Lou Who in FCS’  production of “The Grinch”.

Nicole Wagoner

Who was your kindergarten teacher?

My kindergarten teacher was Amy Witters.

What is your favorite thing about Fresno Christian?

My favorite thing about Fresno Christian is the community between all of my classmates.

What extracurriculars have you been involved in during high school?

I have been involved in drama, CSF (California Scholarship Federation) and Sister to Sister.

What is your favorite memory at Fresno Christian?

My favorite memory at Fresno Christian was senior retreat.

What are your college plans?

I do not know where I am attending but I will be double majoring in theatre and English so I can become a theatre teacher.

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