Apr 9, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Josh Jimenez

Senior Spotlight: Josh Jimenez

Senior Josh Jimenez has enthusiastically embraced his nine years as an MPCS student. He has achieved a 4.0+ GPA and engaged with activities such as theatre, marching band, student government, National Spanish Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Super Smash Bros. Club, Peer Mentoring Initiative, and Christian Life Group and has been involved in his church. With such a busy schedule, Josh keeps a positive outlook and has learned to trust his life to God’s will. He especially appreciates all teachers who have “invested in me inside and outside of the classroom” such as Mrs. Akin, Mrs. Troutman, and Mr. Minear. Josh states, “I have matured spiritually with the help of MPCS teachers and they will continue to be a part of my life even when I graduate.”

While Josh hasn’t decided a college major yet, he will attend Rollins College and has been offered a Dean’s Scholarship. He would “potentially like to minor in Spanish or Theatre, as these have been two passions during high school.” Those of us who have enjoyed his wonderful performances on the stage know he has amazing talent. His parents recall his performance as Professor Bhaer in Little Women, the Musical and his public singing debut as “a proud moment for us and we love that it stretched him and got him out of his comfort zone.” He likes such challenges and new adventures both on the stage, which have “changed his life in profound ways,” and beyond. He cites his freshman year marching band cruise to the Bahamas and “running around a cruise ship, snorkeling, and getting buried in the sand” as a favorite memory. Josh himself sums up his experiences at MPCS best: “My time at Mount Paran has equipped me both academically and spiritually. I feel prepared to handle the college workload, but more importantly, I feel that I am in a place in my relationship with God that I am ready to enter an environment where I can show His love to those who may not have experienced it.” It is safe to say that whatever the future holds for Josh, he will meet it with open arms.


Announcements

October 4-13 - Fall Food Drive

To benefit MUST Ministries

October 4-13 - Fall Food Drive

To benefit MUST Ministries

October 6 - ParentEd. P.E.P. Talk for Lower School, 6:30 p.m.

October 7 - Moms in Prayer, 8:00 a.m.

October 7 - PK3 Community Helper Parade

October 7 - Blue & Black Bash Pre-game Tailgate, "Superheroes"

Jr. Eagles Spirit Night for Preschool/TK

October 7 - Blue & Black Bash Pre-game Tailgate, "Superheroes"

Jr. Eagles Spirit Night for Preschool/TK

October 10-14 - Homecoming Spirit Week

October 10-20 - Preschool/TK Donuts with Dads

October 13 - Lower School Parent Learning Walk, 8:00 a.m.

For current MPCS families; please pre-register

October 13 - Lower School Parent Learning Walk, 8:00 a.m.

For current MPCS families; please pre-register

October 14 - Moms in Prayer, 8:00 a.m.

October 14 - Blue & Black Bash Pre-game Tailgate, "Black-Out"

Homecoming and Alumni Dinner

October 14 - Blue & Black Bash Pre-game Tailgate, "Black-Out"

Homecoming and Alumni Dinner

October 15 - High School Homecoming Dance, 8:00 p.m.

October 18 - Lower School Parent Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

October 19 - Lower School ParentEd. Executive Functioning, 9:00 a.m.

Murray Arts Center, Artist Reception Room

October 19 - Lower School ParentEd. Executive Functioning, 9:00 a.m.

Murray Arts Center, Artist Reception Room

October 20 - Men of Mount Paran, 7:00 a.m.

October 20-22 - "The Diviners" High School Drama

October 21 - Moms in Prayer, 8:00 a.m.

October 21 - PTF Mother-Son Picnic, 5:30 p.m.

October 22 - Serve Saturday

October 24 - Kindergarten 50th Day of School

October 25 - PSAT for Juniors

October 26 - Upper School ParentEd. Executive Functioning, 6:00 p.m.

Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room

October 26 - Upper School ParentEd. Executive Functioning, 6:00 p.m.

Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room

October 27 - Prism Concert, 7:00 p.m., Grades 8-12

October 28 - Moms in Prayer, 8:00 a.m.

October 28 - PK STEAM Day

For prospective families

October 28 - PK STEAM Day

For prospective families

October 31 - Teacher Professional Development Day/Student Holiday

NO SCHOOL for Students

October 31 - Teacher Professional Development Day/Student Holiday

NO SCHOOL for Students

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