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The 7th Annual King's Alumni BBQ
We celebrated our 7th Annual Alumni BBQ this weekend on the front lawn of the high school. It was a fun day, and despite a few rain drops all who attended had a great time touring the high school and catching up with friends.
Congratulations Class of 2014
Knightly News and Events
Alumni Feature: Anna Cesari (Class of 2010)
It's only been four years since Anna Cesari ('10) graduated from King's, but she's come a long way since then. She finished three years at University of Washington and is now gearing up for her senior year. As a Husky, she played Division I Volleyball, travelled throughout Europe and Africa, and of most significance – found her own faith in Christ. As she prepares for her last year at UW, she can look back at her time at King's as a building block to the passions she carries today and the faith she's found.
Anna started at King's in 5th grade, a move she said helped open her eyes to the importance of kindness and friendship. A self-proclaimed "bully" at her previous school, she learned quickly at King's that treating others the way you want to be treated is not only socially important, but spiritually refreshing. As she moved to the Jr. High and High School, she became an athlete who competed in volleyball, basketball and track. But it was her classes and teacher at King's that laid the bricks to the road she's now walking. "What I remember most are not any specific moments at King's but the community that I had there," she said. "All the teachers and faculty are such amazing people." She does, however, credit Mrs. Kispert's class, in which she showed the documentary "Finger of God" about Iris Ministries in Mozambique, as a turning point. "This is what sparked my passion to go to Mozambique," Anna said. "The trip I took there five years later ended up defining my whole life and totally changed the direction I was going."
Anna spent one month in Mozambique, a place she longed to go since Mrs. Kispert's class junior year. Now she plans to do more mission work after graduation. She'll join the King's mission trip to Uganda this spring, and hopes to move to the country one day to start a mission organization or discipleship school. She credits King's for providing a firm foundation to pursue the goals she has now. "When I decided myself to follow Jesus, I was so grateful for the background and knowledge King's provided me with," Anna said. "I was even more grateful for the community and support system. King's teachers don't stop being there for you once you stop being a student."
As she nears graduation, she can't help but think back on her experiences and hand off a few pieces of advice for the new King's Senior Class (who will be off to college before they know it): "Get plugged into a church right away. Travel as much as you can and take classes that interest you the most. Look into studying abroad and take every opportunity you can to do it. And travel. I would even be so bold to say that everyone should go visit Iris Ministries in Pemba, Mozambique because I guaranteed it will change your life for the better. "