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Welcome to the news page for King's Alumni. Here you will find our monthly featured Alum, and you can keep up-to-date on the happenings of other alumni. If you have fun or interesting stories to share, please contact Deborah Siers, Alumni Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loving God by Serving People!
Did you know that in the 2014-15 school year over one-third of students at King's High School served on a mission trip? Below is a recap from the summer Honduras trip.
The day after school ended in June, eight students from King's High School and four chaperones departed to the island of Roatan of Honduras to build a home for a young man named Fernando and his family. With the help of our lead contractor, Mike Wheat, our crew completed the home in five long and exhausting days. Our students worked hard on the house, loved the children in the neighborhood with all their hearts and helped change the trajectory of Fernando's life. Prior to our adventure, Fernando's family of five was living in a home with another family for a total of 13 people in one dwelling with one toilet and one sink. With a home of their own, his children have a permanent place to live on the island and no longer have to change schools and friends. With his own home, Fernando no longer pays rent and can save for his family's future. Our team was blessed to be part of this experience. We are so thankful for the support we received from our King's family.
2015 All Alumni BBQ
On July 19, we celebrated our 8th Annual Alumni BBQ on the front lawn of the high school. It was so good to catch up with life-long friends, and for those who braved the 95 degree weather, it was well worth it! The food, the tours and the giveaways were all just extras to the hugs and laughter shared between friends. This year we added a family section and the kids had a blast in the bouncy house, and they dueled it out with their balloon swords (no children were harmed during this event). If you missed out, we will see you next year!
Alumni Feature: Shelby Davidson, Class of 1996
When Shelby Davidson became a mother, she had no idea the big ways in which God would use her.
"I believe that God gave me AJ to lead me to my calling," Shelby said. "I would have never though that this is where my life would be, but I feel beyond blessed that God chose me to do this work."
And what is her life's work? Shelby formed Cranio Care Bears in 2011, a non-profit aimed at supporting and encouraging families of children born with Craniosynostosis, a birth defect which causes premature fusion of an infant's skull. Her son, AJ, was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis and underwent major skull reconstructive surgery at eight months old, a process that was scary for the new mom. After AJ's surgery, Shelby knew her heart was leading her to help other families in the same situation.
"I started mentoring families that were going to Seattle Children's for surgery, and I offered them support, both with my presence during surgery and with a care package filled with helpful items," Shelby said. "After a year of doing this, I met another mom online on a support forum who wanted to help other families, too. We formed Cranio Care Bears in 2011 and have sent thousands of care packages all over the world."
As a King's graduate, Shelby looks back at her K-12 experience at King's as a foundation for the work God has called her to today. "I learned from King's to always trust that God has a perfect plan for my life," she said. "And to pray when I need guidance and to love and serve others."
To learn more about Cranio Care Bears and the heartwarming work they do around the world, click here.
Did you recently get married? Have a baby? Start a new job? The King's Alumni Department would love to hear about it! Email us at email@example.com or call us at 206-289-7979 to be featured!
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