Community Christian School recently announced Faith Schoop as its Class of 2020 valedictorian, with Ethan Hobson and Luke Knowles sharing co-salutatorian honors.

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Valedictorian Faith Schoop

Community Christian School

GPA: 4.23

Parents: Bob and Kathy Schoop

School activities/organizations: Dance, Student Council, Varsity Cheer, Choir, One-Act Play.

Favorite TV show: "Downton Abbey"

Favorite movie: "An American in Paris"

Favorite band/group/musical artist: Billy Joel

Favorite book: "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

Faith Schoop

Community Christian School Class of 2020 valedictorian Faith Schoop.

What college do you plan on attending and what field of study do you plan to major/minor in?

Texas State University in San Marcos, studying Dance and Theatre.

What do you think you will remember about high school when looking back on it years from now?

The friendships and memories I created.

What would you like to say to your senior classmates?

I couldn’t have asked for a better group of seniors to graduate with. I am happy to have gotten to know each of you and I know you all will go on to do great things. God has a plan for each one of us.

What advice would you give undergrads and younger students when it comes to their academics and school-related activities, those striving to achieve the level of success you have, and those who might need some motivation to go for it and do their best? What motivated you, and to what, or who, do you credit your academic success?

My advice would be – don’t stress about the future, live in the now. Dream big and don’t be afraid to take chances.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

My parents are the ones I credit for my academic success. They always supported and encouraged me during the hard times and good times.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned, and will take away, regarding what has happened regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the effect it has had on you, your senior year and perhaps it is having on your family and friends?

The biggest lesson I have learned, and will take away, from this pandemic is how to adapt to a situation that was out of my control and still reach my goals. It was hard to have my senior year cut short and being away from all my friends. We had to adapt to online classes. I’ve learned that trust in God and He is in control. Psalm 91:2 says, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

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Co-Salutatorian Ethan Hobson

Community Christian School

GPA: 4.12

Parents: Brian and Tracy Hobson

School Activities/Organizations: One-Act Play, Football, Basketball and Student Council.

Favorite TV Show: "All-American"

Favorite Movie: "Facing the Giants"

Favorite band/group/musical artist: Twenty-one Pilots

Favorite book: Bible

Ethan Hobson

Community Christian School Class of 2020 c0-salutatorian Ethan Hobson.

What college do you plan on attending and what field of study do you plan to major/minor in?

After graduating from Community Christian School, I plan on attending Weatherford College working toward a degree in business. I will also be working under my father getting the necessary hours and experience to become a journeyman electrician with the goal of becoming a master electrician and opening my own business.

What do you think you will remember about high school when looking back on it years from now?

The thing I will remember most about high school, when looking back years from now, are the friendships I have made along the way.

What would you like to say to your senior classmates?

To my senior classmates, I would like to say I am sorry our time at CCS was cut short, but I have enjoyed every moment and I will always treasure the friendships we have created.

What advice would you give undergrads and younger students when it comes to their academics and school-related activities, those striving to achieve the level of success you have, and those who might need some motivation to go for it and do their best? What motivated you, and to what, or who, do you credit your academic success?

Those in high school or about to enter high school, I would like to advise you to be involved in as much as you possibly can, stay active, set goals, ask questions, be kind, seek God, and always give 100%.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned, and will take away, regarding what has happened regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the effect it has had on you, your senior year and perhaps it is having on your family and friends?

Due to the coronavirus, things did not go quite as planned for our senior year and that is OK. We must put our faith in the Lord and make the best of the situation because He is in control. If you are struggling, find that one person that you can talk to, motivate you, support you, and genuinely care about you. I personally would like to thank my parents for believing in me and doing whatever it took to give me the opportunity for success.

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Co-Salutatorian Luke Knowles

Community Christian School

GPA: 4.12

Parents: Nicole and Eric Knowles

School activities/organizations: Football, Basketball, One-Act Play and Student Council.

Favorite TV show: "The Office"

Favorite movie: "Woodlawn"

Favorite band/group/musical artist: Johnny Cash

Favorite book: "The Great Gatsby"

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles is co-salutatorian for Community Christian School's Class of 2020.

What college do you plan on attending and what field of study do you plan to major/minor in?

Full Sail University. Sports Journalism.

What do you think you will remember about high school when looking back on it years from now?

Meeting my best friend and future wife.

What would you like to say to your senior classmates?

Once upon a time we were kids, now I guess we are adults, but I believe being an adult has nothing to do with the time you were born. I believe it is the maturity, the strength and the love for others are what make an adult. Therefore, let’s go out into the world without fear but, with a strong caring heart.

What advice would you give undergrads and younger students when it comes to their academics and school-related activities, those striving to achieve the level of success you have, and those who might need some motivation to go for it and do their best? What motivated you, and to what, or who, do you credit your academic success?

I’ve learned more from my failures than my success. Always move forward and like Dora said “Just Keep Swimming.” What motivated me was the fear of failure and I give all the credit to my academic success to Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned, and will take away, regarding what has happened regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the effect it has had on you, your senior year and perhaps it is having on your family and friends?

The coronavirus pandemic made me realize that anything can happen at any moment and close to 90% of my life is not controlled by me so one must have faith, hope, and love to make it through life.

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