April 25, 2017

Jared Gilstrap Named Rotary Student of the Semester

Senior Jared Gilstrap has been named Prince Avenue Christian School's Rotary Student of the Semester selected by teachers for his demonstration of the Rotary Club motto of "Service Above Self."

Jared, the son of Jim and Sonya Gilstrap, chose his mother and high school science teacher Sonya Gilstrap to share this honor with him.  Jared says he chose his mother because of her astounding influence on his life.  “She has always been there as a constant encouragement and spiritual influence.  I can think of no other person who has influenced me in a more positive way, and I am truly thankful to able to call such a great teacher my mother.”

Jared has attended PACS for 13 years.  His notable achievements include the Headmaster's Honor Roll, Young Theologian Award, and the Patrick S. Gilmer Concert Band Award.  During his high school career, Jared has been active in Advanced Band, Jazz Band, Interact Club, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. 

Jared attends Colbert First Baptist Church where he is active in Unashamed Student Ministries.  Jared has also contributed his time and efforts as a mentor in the PACS Barnabas Program as well as attending Fuge Camps in the summer in which he participates in community service while undergoing training in witnessing to others. 

After graduation, Jared plans to attend the University of Georgia.  He explains that PACS has uniquely prepared him for his future endeavors.  “Throughout my time at this school, I have been raised to follow the right path. I am deeply thankful for being raised in an environment that puts Christ at the center. This viewpoint of Christ before all else has aided me greatly in preparing for the future.”