A “lifer” at Mount Paran Christian School, Alexander Barton is an outstanding member of the class of 2019. He expresses that because MPCS is the only school he has ever attended, the impact this school has had on his life is tremendous and the environment at our school has allowed him to learn and grow as a student while experiencing some of the best friendships he has ever known. His favorite MPCS memory is traveling to Guatemala on two occasions for mission trips. He reflects on those experiences and shares how in addition to the work that was done, he enjoyed playing with the children who were simply just happy to spend time with the missionary group.
Alexander’s parents explain how they committed to MPCS for their children after an in-depth search of area schools, both public and private. His parents share, “We are so proud of the respectful gentleman Alexander has become. He is kind, polite, determined, and diligent. Alexander has always been a responsible child, but as he has matured, he has continued to add many more responsibilities and continued to grow into accountability for each—academics, health, athletics, Christian life, schedules, family, and friends—and seems to balance all of these parts of his life with great success.”
Alexander has participated in cross country and track and has earned an athletic letter as a result of his performance. He is also a member of the BETA Club and the National Honor Society. His favorite teachers are Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Troutman, and Mrs. Wood because he can see how much these teachers enjoy their jobs and have a love for helping their students learn. He adds that they make class “fun and entertaining,” and truly exhibit a passion for the subjects they teach. Alexander will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology where he plans on studying business and pre-law. He has been offered numerous scholarships to include a total of $98,484 from Berry College (a combination of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Zell Miller Scholarship), the Zell Miller Scholarship for Georgia Tech in the amount of $42,032, the Zell Miller Scholarship from the University of Georgia in the amount of $38,208, and the National Honor Society Scholarship, which brings his scholarship award amount to $178,704. Alexander is also nominated for the Berry College Presidential Scholarship which covers the full cost of tuition. Alexander isn’t certain of his long-term goals but knows that he wants to pursue a career as either a lawyer or a business owner. With all that he has grown to be while at MPCS, Alexander has a promising future ahead of him that is sure to take him exactly where God desires for him to go.