Junior high school students at St. Paul come to school every morning knowing that their day will be filled with solving math problems and historical dilemmas, dissecting sentences and frogs, identifying the locations of countries and Biblical references, creating works of art and spreadsheets, reading novels and music, and perfecting their essays and jump shots.

What they don’t think about as they walk through the doors is that their day will also be filled with becoming a true friend and a responsible citizen, showing mercy and good sportsmanship, controlling themselves and their reading buddies, understanding disappointment and forgiveness, managing their lockers and their time, and taking pride in their accomplishments and joy in the Lord.