Auburn Students Discover Essentials of Growth

February 17, 2020 | Education

What makes the character of a school? While academics are arguably the most important part of the school, Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) does much more than supply students with an academic education. Auburn brings students a vital community, essential to growth as a human and a Christian.

Jalen Creed, a sophomore at Auburn, recalls when he first arrived at Auburn he was a negative person due to the environment he had come from. At Auburn, he was able to create a new family for himself, one that encouraged him to not only grow his character but also his faith.

High school is an incredibly important time in a young person’s life. It is the time at which people start to learn who they are and what they want to do. Grace Cho, a senior at Auburn, states this school gave her a sense of direction in her life. She also says this school taught her an important lesson: “The people that surround you are more important than your circumstances. People change you, not your circumstances.” This is something seen a lot at Auburn.

Students come together from literally all over the world, from many walks of life, and create a family at Auburn. Creed says one of the biggest lessons Auburn has taught him is that “family is so much more than paper — family is something you create.”

Julia Brewster and Rachel Nuam, AAA media literacy students