Dave Grout found there had been a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at Seymour High School in the past, dormant for several years.
He knew Brad Cobb built a successful organization at Seymour Middle School, drawing more than 150 kids. But once the students left middle school, they couldn’t continue because the high school didn’t have FCA.
So three years ago, Grout and his wife, Joy, fired it back up, and it has gone from 30 to 40 kids the first two years to nearly 100 this fall. The first two years, the Grouts coordinated the group, but this year, the students stepped up and said they wanted to lead it.
Junior Alexis Hiester said this is her third year of being involved with FCA, and she’s an active member.
“I just wanted to be a part of an organization at school that spreads the word of God and that we could be an example to the community and to our fellow classmates,” Hiester said of why she joined.
“It’s such a blessing,” she added. “I thank God every day for having a group that can meet because we’re at a public school and we’re not supposed to talk about God and everything. But it means the world to me to be able to gather with my friends and to gather in the name of God and to be a part of this group.”
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