Be Somebody

Be Somebody The society in which we live says that to “be somebody,” you either have to be good-looking or a sports star. Well, here is the story of one Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) graduate that may offer a fresh take on that prospective. Betty and Richard Britton were committed to seeing their son, Jason, receive a Christian education at schools that would emphasize Christ and also stimulate learning and academics. Jason started first grade at Boise Valley Adventist School, where he remained for his elementary years and graduated as the valedictorian of his class. When it came time to choose an academy, Jason and his parents picked GSAA, not only for its excellent academic program but also for the spiritual commitment of the school. Jason loved drama and played a leading role in the production of “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw. Jason was president of his class two years and treasurer his senior year. He worked in the academy business office, assisting in tracking the school’s finances. He took advantage of advanced classes in math and science like calculus and excelled. In his junior year, Jason, along with more than one million juniors around the nation sat for the PSAT academic placement test. That exercise would open doors for his future. “I was a bit surprised when I read the perfect score of 1600,” said Jason’s mom, Betty. Jason went on to receive a National Merit scholarship which qualified him for admittance to virtually any school in the country. Jason graduated from GSAA with a math/science- and business-enriched diploma and a 4.0 grade point average. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University. While there, he has had the opportunity to intern for Honeywell Systems in Phoenix, Ariz., in charge of climate-testing a new gas turbine engine for the Gulfstream GIV-X business jet. Jason received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering last spring and has already begun work toward his master’s in the same field, which he will complete in March 2004. McKinsey and Co., one of the world’s top management consulting companies, is holding a position for Jason upon his graduation. This is a story of one kid who made positive choices and will “be somebody” not only in his work environment, but in his church and community as well. GSAA has a tradition of National Merit scholars and boasts 17 total, including this year’s National Merit Scholar Jacque Giem of Boise, semifinalist Richard Robinson, and commended students Allison Agnetta and Dustin Bahr. If you would like more information about GSAA, check out our Web site at www.gemstate.org.

Be Somebody

The society in which we live says that to “be somebody,” you either have to be good-looking or a sports star. Well, here is the story of one Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) graduate that may offer a fresh take on that prospective.

Betty and Richard Britton were committed to seeing their son, Jason, receive a Christian education at schools that would emphasize Christ and also stimulate learning and academics. Jason started first grade at Boise Valley Adventist School, where he remained for his elementary years and graduated as the valedictorian of his class.

When it came time to choose an academy, Jason and his parents picked GSAA, not only for its excellent academic program but also for the spiritual commitment of the school.

Jason loved drama and played a leading role in the production of “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw. Jason was president of his class two years and treasurer his senior year. He worked in the academy business office, assisting in tracking the school’s finances. He took advantage of advanced classes in math and science like calculus and excelled.

In his junior year, Jason, along with more than one million juniors around the nation sat for the PSAT academic placement test. That exercise would open doors for his future.

“I was a bit surprised when I read the perfect score of 1600,” said Jason’s mom, Betty. Jason went on to receive a National Merit scholarship which qualified him for admittance to virtually any school in the country.

Jason graduated from GSAA with a math/science- and business-enriched diploma and a 4.0 grade point average. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University. While there, he has had the opportunity to intern for Honeywell Systems in Phoenix, Ariz., in charge of climate-testing a new gas turbine engine for the Gulfstream GIV-X business jet. Jason received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering last spring and has already begun work toward his master’s in the same field, which he will complete in March 2004. McKinsey and Co., one of the world’s top management consulting companies, is holding a position for Jason upon his graduation.

This is a story of one kid who made positive choices and will “be somebody” not only in his work environment, but in his church and community as well.

GSAA has a tradition of National Merit scholars and boasts 17 total, including this year’s National Merit Scholar Jacque Giem of Boise, semifinalist Richard Robinson, and commended students Allison Agnetta and Dustin Bahr.

If you would like more information about GSAA, check out our Web site at www.gemstate.org.

July 01, 2003 / Idaho Conference
Share