CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – As the school year continues in Natrona County, Casper Christian School hopes to make a difference in the community. The school started with a simple idea, but very quickly, Mark Earwood, principal of the school, decided to leave his home in Dallas, Texas, and embark on a new adventure.
“Parents, all teachers, support staff, everyone just joined us in helping make this happen, and the community has responded so positively. It inspired me. It’s true. It was a pleasure to be in Casper, Wyoming, ”said Earwood.
The leap of faith was an important decision for many, but the students are happy to be in this new environment. A student says she is delighted to be surrounded by people who support her on her spiritual and academic journey.
“The teachers are really caring and they really care about how you feel. It doesn’t happen in a lot of schools so I’m really grateful to be a part of that, ”said Hailey Fulfer, a 7th grade student at Casper Christian School.
Many teachers also love to see this new school grow every day.
“Many of these children who arrive do not know what to expect, the teachers too, the administration too. So I can’t wait to see how we’re progressing, how we’re doing, all the different things, ”said Ryan Harrison, professor of physical education and history at Casper Christian School.
Thanks to the generosity of the Casper community, money has been set aside to allow students from low-income backgrounds to attend school and be exempt from their tuition fees.
“Coming to a city like Casper, and I really found the people here to be more generous and had bigger hearts than I had found in a large metropolitan area, which I think says a lot about our community, ”said Earwood.
The Casper Christian School has registrations open year round. They hope this gift from the community will allow more students to attend school.
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