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Grace Christian To Honor Founder With $5 Million High School Expansion

By Amanda Boston

Since grades. By Grace adding a secChristian ond gymnasiSchool um, we will be opened its able to engage doors in 1974, the elementary it has susstudents in tained a solid exciting interreputation for scholastic academic leagues, provide excellence. Its a greater capacrigorous curity for all of our riculum is sports teams, taught from a and be the new biblical worldhome of the Grace Christian School is situated on 26 acres of land off of N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico. view while in a Grace Christian structured but School Patriots caring environment. In addition to varsity sports.” In honor of the school’s preparing its students scholastically, the founder, Dr. Robert R. Gustafson, the school has an intentional focus on charnew facility will bear his name. acter development with emphasis on Gustafson, the beloved founder, adminmoral living, patriotism and civic duty. istrator, pastor, and baseball coach The more than 40 years of educapassed away in January 2016. He was a tional success has multiplied its student visionary with a passion for Christian population—causing the original school education. His legacy lives on through building to swell at its seams. In the Grace Christian School as it continresponse to the growth, Grace Christian ues to provide students with a high-qualfinalized plans for a two-year construcity Christian education. tion project to expand the high school “Unfortunately, we had to turn away campus. The new facility includes a high students last year,” said McKeen. “But school building, which will house 12 with a new building, we will have the classrooms, two auditoriums, administra- capacity for 400 more students.” To tive offices and a gymnasium. With a donate to the building fund, please conprice tag of five million dollars, the tact the school at 689-8815. Donations school is actively campaigning for funds. are tax deductible. Administrator Barry McKeen of Grace Christian School is located at Grace Christian explained, “The facility 1425 N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico. will increase our student capacity and Registration is open for the 2017-2018 expand our ability to provide new proschool year. For information, visit grams in sports for students of all

Osprey Observer 2017-5 Christian Voice  
Osprey Observer 2017-5 Christian Voice