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Letter from the Head of School and Board of Trustees As we reflect on God’s greatness and provision to Westminster Catawba Christian School over the last year, we give thanks. We celebrated 20 years of Kingdom education at WCCS since the merger between Catawba and Westminster Christian, and were honored to celebrate 40 years since the first graduating class of Catawba Academy, the Class of 1973. We continue to grow in the areas of biblical integration, technological advancement, and differentiated instruction with the support of our families, alumni, and community members. This document serves as an annual report to our community, showing how your investment is making an eternal difference in the lives of our students. We continue to be committed to providing a vibrant, Christ-centered community celebrating the image of God in every person, nurturing the heart, educating the mind and inspiring the pursuit of God’s unique purpose.

Highlights from the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013: • We launched our international student program with 14 students from China, Korea, Vietnam, and Spain. • More than 20 students made a commitment to Christ during our annual ReFuel conference in January. • Over 300 alumni and friends joined us for our anniversary weekend in March, raising over $50,000 for our Annual Fund! • 47 WCCS Seniors participated in commencement exercises in May, representing the largest graduating class in the history of the school. • Because of a challenge gift to encourage new donors and increased giving to the Annual Fund, we received gifts totaling $88,917.76 from 86 new donors and 23 donors who elected to increase their giving from last year. In this year of leadership transition with Dr. Maren Halvorson serving as interim Head of School, we are preparing for the next stage in the life of WCCS. Dr. Halvorson is focusing on the following tasks during this year: operational oversight; examination of board governance; alignment with Westminster Presbyterian Church; attention to enrollment trends; and positioning for a permanent Head of School. We especially ask for your prayers as we seek God’s leading in these areas.

Psalm 78:4b - We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.


Westminster Ctawba Christian School

At a Glance

16:1 2 84 19 20 7,000 $500,000

Student-to-faculty ratio

Campuses Churches represented in student body Athletic teams Students made a commitment to Christ at Refuel Hours of student community service completed by the Class of 2013 Awarded in Scholarships to the Class of 2013


• WCCS celebrated the largest graduating class in WCCS history, with 47 seniors in the Class of 2013. • Launching our international student program, we welcomed 14 students from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Spain. • Both Band and Art participated in the ACSI Fine Arts Festival, with one art student and both bands receiving superior ratings. • In 2013, WCCS students scored in the top 18% nationally on reading scores and the top 22% in math scores on the Stanford 10 Achievement Tests. • Senior, Graelyn Humiston was named as a National Merit Finalist in 2013. She was chosen from more than 1.5 million high school seniors for her accomplishments, skills and potential to succeed in rigorous college courses. Her achievements at WCCS attracted attention from Furman University, where she has been named a Bell Tower Scholar. • The Class of 2013 had five student athletes sign letters of intent to play on the collegiate level, the largest number of students to sign in the school’s history.


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Total Enrollment for 2013-14 PreK-5th

Middle School

High School

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Non-Caucasian


High Academic Standards Westminster Catawba Christian School approaches every area of life from a biblical worldview, and nowhere is this more critically foundational than in the design of the curriculum. Students receive a comprehensive education which includes biblical studies at every grade level along with science, math, language arts, social studies, and enrichments in art, music, foreign language, physical education, and library. Reading and math are at the core of elementary school academics, while middle and high school students select from a number of honors and Advanced Placement classes. High academic standards begin with a selective admissions process, and are maintained throughout the grades in a developmentally appropriate program designed to foster self-confidence, a love of learning, and the discovery of individual capabilities. Academic awards, honor rolls, and other incentives, such as membership in the National Honor Society, are offered to motivate students toward excellence. Students in middle and high school are also required to maintain an acceptable level of academic achievement in order to participate in interscholastic athletics.

Our

Academics

Biblical Integration Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to integrating biblical truth in all subject areas at every grade level. Students are discipled and mentored by faculty and staff who desire to see students conformed to the image of Christ.

Instructional Approaches Westminster Catawba Christian School recognizes that God has created each child with unique strengths and abilities and that learning can take place in a number of different ways. Through a variety of instructional approaches and the help of smaller class sizes, students are presented with challenging learning experiences that build on their individual strengths and optimize their God-given abilities, enabling them to better serve and glorify God. The programs offered through the EXCEL program are designed to assist the special needs of students with learning differences and exceptionalities and assists students in developing to their full potential. EXCEL strives to aid students in developing good workmanship qualities as well as a commitment to life-long learning.


Class of 2013 • Mean GPA: 4.115 • College attendance rate: 100% 83% attending a 4 year institution; 17% attending a 2 year institution • 89% received college scholarships totaling over $500,000

SAT 46 out of 47 seniors took the SAT Mean Verbal/CR

559

Mean Math

544

Mean Writing

553

Mean Total

1656 (2400 scale)

Mean V/CR & Math

1103 (1600 scale)

ACT 33 out of 47 seniors took the ACT English

25.1

Math

22.9

Reading

25.6

Science

22.0

Composite

24.0*

*out of 36.0 highest possible score

Advanced Placement WCCS AP Pass Rate: 75% National Pass Rate: 58.6%


Our

Finances

2012-2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS Revenue Westminster Campus ................................. $1,232,540 Catawba Campus ....................................... $1,912,734 Miscellaneous & Invested.............................. $161,628

REVENUE

ESC & Lunch ................................................ $154,064 EXCEL ......................................................... $122,549 Development ................................................ $172,883 Athletics ............................................................ $52,672 $3,880,904

Expenses Administration ............................................. $536,909 Plant & Facilities .......................................... $272,527 Westminster Campus ....................................... $34,415

EXPENSES

Catawba Campus ............................................. $41,025 Athletics ......................................................... $123,459 Payroll ......................................................... $2,711,232 Other Expenses ................................................ $33,757 $3,880,904


2012-2013 DONATIONS REPORT

2012-2013 FACILITY ASSESSMENT FEE

Unrestricted Donations

Designated Projects

Annual Fund ............................................... $118,172.76

Classroom Furnishings ............................................$4,578

Corporate Sponsorship.................................... $1,055.78

Field/Playground Upgrades ...................................$15,033

Other Unrestricted....................................... $105,286.72

Floor Maintenance ...................................................$7,592

Total Unrestricted Gifts............................ $224,515.26

Maintenance Equipment .............................................$806 Security System Upgrades .......................................$2,276

Designated Donations

Building Upgrades .................................................$22,239

Miscellaneous ............................................... $29,046.00

Paint .........................................................................$3,528

20/40th Anniversary Auction ........................ $51,873.00

Total.......................................................................$56,052

AACC Scholarship ......................................... $5,000.00 Athletic Program............................................. $3,267.84 Barnes Endowment Scholarship Fund .......... $25,000.00 Buy-A-Brick ...................................................... $300.00

FLOOR MAINTENANCE $7,592

FIELD/PLAYGROUND UPDATES $15,033

Fine Arts............................................................... $50.00 BUILDING UPGRADES $22,239

Mission Trip .................................................. $38,855.00 Senior Trip .................................................... $31,341.00 Technology...................................................... $2,500.00 Total Designated........................................ $187,232.84

Total Donations, 2012-2013...........$411,748.10

CLASSROOM FURNISHINGS $4,578 PAINT $3,528 MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT $806

SECURITY SYSTEM UPGRADES $2,276


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2012-2013

Year in Review JULY/AUGUST Back to School Bash All WCCS students, grades 3k-12th gathered to celebrate the beginning of the school year. 01

Implementation of Rosetta Stone World Languages Software Rosetta offers a variety of language choices on both campuses including Spanish, French, German and Mandarin Chinese. 02

STAR Program Changes Its Name to EXCEL The name “EXCEL� is chosen because WCCS faculty, working alongside EXCEL staff, meet the students where they are and excel them forward. 03

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High Cotton Sporting Clays Shoot In the last 20 years, this annual sporting clays event has raised over $350,000 for our school. Thanks to our board members, WCCS student trappers and all of our volunteers and participants who helped with this wonderful event. 04

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 11th Annual Super Saturday Varsity cheerleaders and football players shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with over 40 children in the community, grades K5-6th, and worked with students on football skills and cheerleading routines. 05

Homecoming Friday, September 28 was a special homecoming for

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Westminster Catawba Christian School, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the merger between the Catawba Academy and Westminster Christian School and the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class of the Catawba Academy in 1973. 06

Rolling in Rock Hill For the second consecutive year, the WCCS Service Initiative participated in Rolling in Rock Hill. On Saturday, September 15, our 25 students and adult volunteers prepped and painted a home in less than five hours! 07

4K Triangle Parade On Friday, October 5, the 4K Preschool students celebrated the conclusion of their math unit about triangles with a parade! 08


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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders National Competition Varsity cheerleaders took home 2nd place overall at the FCC National Competition! 09

Student/Teachers of the Year Congratulations to student of the year, Sarah Williams and teachers of the year, Mrs. Kim Watts and Mrs. Judith Heinzl. 10

I Never Saw Another Butterfly High school theater students presented this moving theatrical production about the Holocaust. The WCCS International Thespian Society and WCCS Elementary Campus Art Department later participated in the Houston Holocaust Museum’s Butterfly Project, constructing hand-crafted

14 butterflies representing children who perished during the Holocaust. 11

JANUARY/FEBRUARY ReFuel

Our 4th annual ReFuel took place on the Catawba Campus for 6th-12th grade on January 8-11 with over 20 students making a decision for Christ! 12

$500 Explore Lab Mini-Garden Grant WCCS Explore Lab was able to purchase new grow-lights through a $500 classroom mini-garden grant by the SC Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program. 13

Bring a Friend to School Day A big thank you to all of our families who helped promote our "Bring a Friend to School" day Friday, January 18. 14

National Signing Day On February 6, we recognized Aaron McCarley and Jake Wentworth who committed to playing football at Catawba College and Wheaton College, respectively. Later in the year, three more students were honored, Nate Casey (Davidson College), Devante Jackson (Mars Hill College) and Nick Henderson (Presbyterian College) making 2012-2013 the largest senior class in school history to sign Letters of Intent to play on the collegiate level. 15

Chinese New Year We initiated a new WCCS tradition as we celebrated Chinese New Year with our international students and their host families. These students and families were joined by a number of faculty, staff and students. who enjoyed traditional foods and music, ending with a launching of Chinese lanterns into the night sky. 16


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MARCH/APRIL ACSI Southeast Region Band Festival On March 22, the WCCS Concert and Jazz bands participated in the Association of Christian Schools International Southeast Region Band Festival. Both received a superior rating, the highest honor the judges can give. 17

20th/40th Anniversary Event

Grandparents Day Thanks to all those who came out for our Catawba Campus Grandparents' Day on Thursday, April 18! We were honored to have Mrs. Lou Ardrey, grandmother of the Basha family, deliver our keynote address, challenging all grandparents to continue to be involved at WCCS. 20

Senior Service Trip

We celebrated with alumni and current families with a successful alumni reunion and Denim and Diamonds auction fundraiser that raised over $50,000 for our Annual Fund. 18

Our 2013 senior class had a great time serving the Lord and fellowshipping with one another in Barbados. Service projects included ministering in local hospitals and schools and doing light construction work around the YWAM ministry base. 21

ACSI Art Festival

Odyssey of the Mind

Five WCCS high school art students participated in the ACSI Art Festival on March 1. 11th grader, Su Kim, received a superior rating from the judges. 19

Our elementary team and middle school team competed in the state-wide Odyssey of the Mind tournament in Charleston in early spring. Both

24 teams did an outstanding job and the middle school team placed 3rd out of 7 teams in their division! 22

Student Leadership Retreat Approximately 25 rising high school students participated in a training and orientation session to prepare them for their roles as student leaders in the coming school year. This event was a significant piece of our leadership development for students, yielded an abundance of fresh ideas, and developed a concentrated focus for the coming school year. 23

Junior/Senior Prom We celebrated with our Junior/Senior Prom in the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek. It was an elegant event with our southern themed Belles and Beaus that all our students and chaperones thoroughly enjoyed. 24


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MAY/JUNE AACC Scholarship Awarded On Tuesday, May 7, we held our annual Academic Awards & Recognition Night. Student Tripp Nichols was recognized as the recipient of the AACC Scholarship and received $1,000 toward his senior year’s tuition at WCCS. 25

Installation of Middle School Science Lab Thanks to an anonymous donor, Dave Thomas's classroom was transformed over the summer with new lab stations and equipment for his middle school science labs! 26

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4th & 5th Grade History Curriculum

Matching Grant Challenge Met

Because of an anonymous donation, 4th and 5th grade teachers received new history curriculum entitled “Why America is Free” that focuses on our founders and their Christian values in establishing the nation. 27

A $25,000 matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor encouraged gifts from new donors and increased giving from current donors to the Annual Fund. Thank you to all our WCCS families and friends who helped us reach this goal.

Host Family Appreciation Dinner

Dominican Republic Trip

All host families for international students were honored with a special dinner on Thursday, May 9. 28

WCCS sent 23 students and 8 chaperones to the village of Juan Tomás in the Dominican Republic to work at the Fountain of Life Christian School. During the week, our team of 31 was joined by two WCCS alumni working on various projects including construction, VBS, painting and cleaning. 30

Class of 2013 Commencement On Friday, May 17, WCCS celebrated with friends and family of the Class of 2013. The class boasts a record 47 graduating seniors, the largest in the history of the Catawba Academy/School and Westminster Catawba Christian School. 29


Founders Club ($1000+)

Anonymous (1) Mr. & Mrs. Mark Anders Mr. & Mrs. James Bagley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Barnes Estate of Mr. Frank S. Barnes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Basha Mr. & Mrs. Steve Byrnes Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Jarvis Capps Mr. & Mrs. Ray Casey Mr. & Mrs. John Caveny Central Carolina ENT & Audiology Center Mr. David E. Chesnutt Mr. & Mrs. Terry Childress

Our

Donors

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Cogan Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cullum Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dellinger Mr. & Mrs. Joel Denney Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dillingham The Duvall Family Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Fields First Baptist Church – TEL Class Mr. & Mrs. Billy Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Cory Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Richard O. Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Todd Grubb Mr. & Mrs. Zongming Guo Mr. & Mrs. John A. Haley Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hamrick Mr. & Mrs. Todd R. Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Paul Henderson

High Cotton Classic Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hillman Mr. & Mrs. Fred Humiston INNOVA Disc Golf Mr. & Mrs. David Jennings John Calvin Bible Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Harry F. Johnson, III Jordan Property Investments, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kane Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm Marion Mr. John McCamy Mr. & Mrs. John McGill Mr. & Mrs. Scott Morgan Mr. James Osborn Dr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Parsons Mrs. Debbi Pickens Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Reid Resolute Forest Products Mrs. Kristen Davis Rhyne Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Ross Mr. & Mrs. Freddy Schronce Mr. & Mrs. Jerome M. Selby Mr. William & Dr. Mitsuko Shannon Drs. Robert & Susan Start Mr. & Mrs. Tom Trexler Ms. Jo D Triplett United Infrastructure Group Westminster Presbyterian Church Mr. & Mrs. L. Keith Williams

Blue & Gold Club

Century Club

Anonymous (2)

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Allen

($500-999)

Mr. & Mrs. Lex Bagley Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Barnes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clint Crocker Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Brian Fink Mr. & Mrs. James A. Fischer Mr. & Mrs. Larry Grant Ms. Carol Nash Hare Mr. Harold B. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Jolly Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kirby Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ledford, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. T. Randolph Ligon Rev. & Mrs. Sheldon MacGillivray Mr. & Mrs. Robert Martin Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Merkey Mr. & Mrs. Steve Moore, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Nosal Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ramsey Ms. Gail F. Reister Mr. & Mrs. Scott Reister Mr. & Mrs. William K. Roddey Dr. & Mrs. Eric Setzer South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Inc. Mrs. Lea Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Richard Weber Westminster Ministries Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J.E.B. Wilson

($100-499)

Mr. & Mrs. C. Dean Amann Mrs. Thelma Anders Mr. & Mrs. Michael Andert Ms. Gale Bagley Mr. & Mrs. Dave Baniszewski Mr. & Mrs. John A. Barker Mr. & Mrs. John Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Winfred L. Beard Mr. & Mrs. Mark Benedict Ms. B.K. Bineham Mr. John Black Mr. & Mrs. Ranier Blessing Mr. Michael Bouknight Mr. Jon Brownfield Mr. Frank Cawthon Mr. & Mrs. William Caywood Mr. George Chantelau Ms. Nancy Chesnutt Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Christopher Ms. Betty Tate Clark Mr. & Mrs. Scott Clyburn Mr. & Mrs. Darren Corley Mr. Patrick Cote Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Crosby Mr. Roddey Cullum Mr. & Mrs. David Currence Mr. Ken Cushman Mr. & Mrs. Tim Day Mr. & Mrs. James L. Deatherage Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Dedrick Mr. & Mrs. Homer Denney


Dr. & Mrs. W. Jackson Dickens

Mrs. Anne H. Harty

Mr. & Mrs. E. Nick Maestas

Ms. Alma Susan Petty

Mr. & Mrs. Gordan P. Start

Mr. David Dority

Mr. Brian Hays

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Pickel

Ms. Kay Stephenson

Mr. Bill Drennan

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Heinzl

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Martins

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Pressley

Ms. Kelly Stone

Mr. & Mrs. James Erle

Mr. & Mrs. John Hill

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Masters

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Price, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Adam Swofford

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Fairfax

Ms. Dorothy M. Hodgin

Mr. & Mrs. James C. Matthews

Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Railey

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Talkington

Mr. Charles Faulkenberry

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Holladay

Mr. James C. Matthews, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. William Ramsey

Mr. & Mrs. WC Taylor, Jr.

Ms. Helen Fink

Mr. & Mrs. Dexter Jarrett

Ms. Margaret L. McCamy

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Reece

Mr. Joe Tharrington

Mrs. Marilyn A. Flowers

Mr. & Mrs. Jym Jollie

Mr. & Mrs. Claude R. McCarley

Mr. & Mrs. David Reece

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Tolson

Ms. Caroline Forster

Mr. & Mrs. James Joyce

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McDonald

Mr. Thomas Reece

Mr. & Mrs. John Turner

Mr. & Mrs. James Freeman

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kelly

Mr. & Mrs. Donald McGarity

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Reister

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Urso

Mr. R.L. Garneau

Mr. & Mrs. Terence Kendrick

Mr. & Mrs. W. Brian Moody

Mr. Rufus B. Rogers

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vehaun

Mr. Jim Gill

Mr. James Kirby

Mrs. M.D. Morgan

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Salis

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vipperman

Mr. & Mrs. John Gilstrap

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kirby

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hill Muse, III

Mr. John R. Sampson, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Vipperman

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Golightly

Mr. & Mrs. John Krueger

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Neal

Rev. & Mrs. Shelton Sanford

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Walden

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Graybeal

Mr. Harold E. Lachel, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nichols, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Ray Schumacher

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Weaver

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Greene

Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Ledford

Mr. & Mrs. Nick Odom

Mr. & Mrs. Christian Selle

Mr. & Mrs. William Weaver, Jr.

Ms. Maggie Haddad

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Limerick

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Oosterhouse

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Shade

Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Westbrook

Mr. John E. Hanna

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Link

Mr. & Mrs. E. Wayne Palmer

Ms. Sonia Shafer

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Woodhurst

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hardin

Mr. Jeff Lowder

Mr. Thomas Palmer

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Simpson, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harris

Mr. & Mrs. Wade Lowder

Mr. Brent Peddy

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Smith

Silver

Bronze

BladePro Carolina Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Founders Federal Credit Union High Cotton Classic Porter’s Paint R&J of the Carolinas

Arnot Haley Founders Federal Investments Hamilton, Dellany, Greer & Cotten Springs Creative Tenet Health Thomas Gymnastics

CORPORATE SPONSORS Gold

($1000-1999)

($2000+)

Coca-Cola Comporium Chick-Fil-A Cherry Road Ecclesia EuropaSports Harding Construction INNOVA Disc Golf

LogoWorks Nutramax Laboratories TG&R Landscape

($500-999)

Other

Best Rate Plumbing Brown Roofing Jordan Law Firm


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Steve Moore, Chairman

Steve Kane, Vice Chairman Paula Reid, Secretary Rev. William H. Buie, Jr. Bob Clark John Haley Lora Holladay Bryan Pressley Charlie Westbrook, Jr. Edwin L. Barnes, Jr., Ex Officio Member Rev. Sheldon MacGillivray, Ex Officio Member

Our

Administration

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Maren Halvorson, Interim Head of School Dave Baniszewski, Catawba Campus Principal Dr. Sandi Jolly, Westminster Campus Principal Billy Fisher, Dean of Students and Athletic Director Joanna Swofford, EXCEL Director Jane Wilson, Director of Admissions and Development

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