Lubbock Area Residents Can Support Area’s Oldest Private School In Community Rewards Contest

Lubbock Area Residents Can Support Area’s Oldest Private School In Community Rewards Contest
Lubbock Christian School (LCS), the oldest private school in the greater Lubbock area, is participating in City Bank’s annual Community Rewards contest and Lubbock area residents can help LCS accomplish its goal to provide a quality environment where each student can grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.

Voting began on November 2 and will end on Monday, December 15.

The Community Rewards page is where to vote for Lubbock Christian School.

Voting is limited to one vote per day per email address, per computer (IP address). Votes will be calculated and the winners will be announced on December 16.

The school is reaching out the their community for help. On their Facebook page, the school noted they dropped down to fourth place over the Thanksgiving break. This is, in part, due to IT system upgrades at the school. They cannot reach their families online about the contest. 

However, it is not just about winning. It is about achieving their mission “of building quality adults,” LCS Director of Development Kristin Hagins told Breitbart Texas. She oversees the Community Rewards project for the school.

Hagins explained that investing in their students is a way for LCS to further their mission to provide a quality environment and the best classroom experience possible.

The Community Rewards contest helps the non-profit, tuition school accomplish that goal by replenishing resources such as classroom technology and IT infrastructure, elementary school curriculum and equipment.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that City Bank’s contest provides Lubbock area residents with this chance to help their charities win up to $10,000. The charity that receives the most votes will be awarded $10,000, the next five will receive $5,000, and the next four charities to receive the most votes will be awarded $3,000. This is divvied up through a total $50,000 to be awarded to local nonprofits to assist them in carrying out their missions of hope and service to people in need. Six $500 “early rewards” were already presented.

Lubbock Christian School was invited by City Bank to participate in Community Rewards three years ago, when they won $3,000. Eligibility requirements dictated a three year waiting period for winners before re-entering the contest.

Those Community Rewards funds went to the private Christian school’s Annual Eagle Campaign, which was created to help “generate additional funds to sustain the programs and activities of Lubbock Christian School.” Funds would again go to the Eagle Campaign to aid the same educational purposes.

According to City Bank, one of their guiding philosophies throughout its history and an impetus for launching Community Rewards was to be a staunch corporate citizen and regularly give back to their community.

Throughout the school year, Lubbock Christian School faculty and students do their part in giving back to the community.

Hagins told Breitbart Texas “Numerous members of the Lubbock Christian School Board of Trustees volunteer their services and time to organizations within the Lubbock Community.  Some of these organizations include the Lubbock Area United Way, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Carpenter’s Kitchen, Hospice of Lubbock, Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic and various others.”

She also shared “Our students are passionate about serving and continually give back to those less fortunate within the Lubbock area.” 

She said that one student saw a need within the community “and instinctively knew she could make a difference” by creating the Prom Queen initiative in partnership with Communities in School and The Lubbock Dream Center.

Now in its third year, the Prom Queen program provides prom dresses for underprivileged girls in East Lubbock. It is designed to give every girl with the opportunity to feel like a queen on prom night.

“Lubbock Christian School students put on a fashion show, serve as models, and everyone in attendance leaves with a free dress,” Hagins added.

Annually, LCS students participate in Dimes for Dystrophy, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the U Can Share food drive, from which they hope to have raised a 10,000 lb. goal of food to help area needy.

LCS has been serving families for 60 years. They are a fully accredited campus recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). They welcome families of all faiths, race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Currently, they house 444 students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

The school is an engaged community member, active in the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassador Program. 

“We serve as a sponsor of the annual Community Prayer Breakfast and offer volunteer hours for various committees throughout the chamber, Hagins stated.

“We have an employee currently involved in Leadership Lubbock and each year students participate in the New Century Leadership program also offered by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce,” she also noted.

According to their website, LCS graduates are well-rounded and character-equipped. Over 95% of students continue through to higher education and professional careers.

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