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Insight from Our Leadership 8.21.14

New Beginnings

School supplies are purchased. Uniforms are ordered. Schedules are confirmed and carpools are arranged. With the flurry of activity that accompanies the beginning of school, it is often easy to lose sight of what a new year represents.

For some, it means starting over in a new place with new friends, or for others, it means rekindling friendships from years past. As parents, many of us welcome the return of routine and normalcy to our schedules, while some still shed tears as they drop their children off in carpool.

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Insight from Our Leadership 8.14.14

New Year, New Theme

As the 2014-2015 school year gets underway, it is my privilege to announce the school theme and verse for the year. During the past two years, Ben Lippen students have been encouraged to "stand" and "shine" for the Lord. The theme for this year is Serve! The accompanying verse is Mark 10:45, which says “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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Insight from Our Leadership 5.23.14

See You Later

On one hand, I'm struck with the finality of death. I no longer have the opportunity to learn from my grandfather, and he no longer has an opportunity to pass his wisdom on to me. I wonder if there was anything he wished he had told me? I wonder what I should have asked? My memories of him are the only significant thing that remain from our relationship. My opportunity for developing the relationship that I had with my grandfather is gone, at least for now.

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Samkon Gado to Address BLS Graduates

Ben Lippen alumnus Samkon Gado, who played in the National Football League with five teams, gave the charge to the 2014 graduates of Ben Lippen High School.

Gado, a native of Nigeria, moved with his family to Columbia in 1991 where he began attending Ben Lippen in fifth grade. He played his college football at Liberty University on a full athletic scholarship. In 2005, Gado became a member of the Kansas City Chief’s practice squad. After being released by the Chiefs, he was picked up by the Green Bay Packers. His NFL career would also take him to the Houston Texas, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans.

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Congratulations to Amy Murdaugh

Graduating senior Amy Murdaugh’s accomplishments keep on coming! Not only is she a National Merit Finalist, but she has recently been named a Presidential Scholar Semi-finalist. The United States Presidential Scholars Program is "one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school Students." It was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and celebrate distinguished graduating high school seniors in the United States. From the approximately three million 2014 graduating high school seniors, only 565 students from across the nation have been named for this honor. Please join us in congratulating Amy on a job well-done.

Downloading Photos from Flickr

Flickr is a photo management and sharing application website. Ben Lippen School uploads photos to Flickr following many of our campus events and activities. These photos are available to the Ben Lippen community to share, download, and print. Here are instructions to download these photos:

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