Landmark Homecoming was Friday night. Parents, family, friends, and Landmark alumni returned to the seats of our kids’ playground, schoolyard, stadium, and living rooms where we have sat so many times before, cheering on our War Eagles. To see and be reminded, that we are better together.
Raising our sons and daughters brings us the greatest, happiest years of our lives - and the hardest. Our children grow; we spend as much time with them as we possibly can. They build things, knock them down, and along the way, they have received guidance and unconditional love, not just from their parents--but from their teachers, coaches, advisors, and mentors. We know that teens develop most healthily when they have adults in their lives who care for them, who know them, and who walk adolescence with them. In the Landmark community, we have walked with our students through, in some cases, literally their entire lives.
Traditions Help Us Remember Who We Are
As Landmark tradition, amidst the Homecoming celebrations, Christina Boyd was announced as the 2020 Homecoming Queen, someone of whom Ms. Shannon Sheffield had spoken of earlier that day as a young lady “whom if you don’t know her, you need to get to know her.” Christina, one of the Landmark’s Spiritual Life Prefects, is often known by her teachers as someone who encourages others, puts others before herself, and leads with compassion and focus.
The 2020 Landmark Homecoming King, Demi Taiwo, was announced during Thursday’s chapel - received with joy and celebration. Seniors jumped from their seats and cheered for a good minute at Demi’s crowning. “It couldn’t have been given to a nicer guy” was a common sentiment uttered among faculty and students alike.
At the Homecoming chapel, students were met with a panel of Landmark alumni who have chosen to come home to Landmark for their career: Pastor Lance Batiste, Coach Durand Rice, Mr. Sam Smith, Coach Garrison Adams, and Mrs. Kensi Deel Adams answered questions from students and shared words of truth and encouragement as learned in the reflection of their own time at Landmark Christian School. A common thread among them all was a desire to live a life of service and to impact students on this campus in the same way in which they were, encouraging one another towards a life lived in dedication to Christ and in pursuit of the calling He has on our lives.
Our prayer is that our students will carry the torch of love in the calling God has over each one of them, and that our community will be faithful to walk alongside our students in the uniqueness of each path.
Congratulations to Christina Boyd & Demi Taiwo, Landmark’s 2020/2021 Homecoming Queen & King