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Alonso Alphonse


“CHS has made a difference in my life by…” 

This sentence can be completed in a variety of ways. I can't express enough how much CHS has helped, changed, and taught me.

I first heard about Christian Heritage through a family friend who had sent her child here. I had never seen the school at all, never shadowed, or went to open houses/orientation. The last school I was at had roughly 28 students K-8. As a result, when I first saw the school, I thought it was huge!

My eighth grade year became the best school year of my time being at CHS. I finally felt that I was where I was supposed to be. I became close with a lot of classmates that I’m still close with now and grew relationships that will stick forever.

Then COVID hit and I went through a very difficult time in my life. My grandmother passed due to covid and I struggled greatly. When my friends and teachers heard about this, they didn’t just send a sympathy text, they sent me constant love and comfort. There were some that even sent me letters and checked up on me weekly. Those actions that year from my brothers and sisters at CHS made me realize that CHS wasn’t just a small private Christian school, but that it was a family.

The rest of sophomore and junior year had its highs and lows, but instead of feeling alone, I knew that my brothers and sisters had my back and would push me to do and be my best. As a senior, I am very proud of myself as I look back on where I started compared to today. I now have the opportunity to show kids in middle and lower school what it feels like to be noticed and befriended by upperclassmen. 

As I look to complete my last year at CHS, I can confidently complete the sentence- “CHS has made a difference in my life by showing me what it means to be a part of a Christ centered community, loving one another, and sharing a lifetime of memories."