Casper Christian School has a successful first month of classes

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 4:58 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the academic year continues across Natrona County, Casper Christian School is hoping to make a difference in the community. The school started out a simple idea, but very quickly, Mark Earwood, Head of the School, decided to leave his home in Dallas, Texas and take on a new adventure.

“The parents, all the teachers, the support staff, everyone has just jumped in to help make this happen, and the community has responded so positively to us. It’s been inspiring to me. It truly has. It’s been a pleasure being in Casper, Wyoming,” said Earwood.

The leap of faith was a big decision for many, but students are glad to be in this new environment. One student says she is excited to be surrounded by people who support her in her spiritual and academic journey.

“Teachers are actually caring and they actually care about how you feel. That doesn’t happen in a lot of schools so I’m just really grateful to be a part of this,” said Hailey Fulfer, a 7th grader at Casper Christian School.

Many teachers also enjoy watching this new school grow every day.

“A lot of these kids coming in don’t know what to expect, teachers too, administration too. So I’m just looking forward to seeing how we progress, how we go, just all the different things,” said Ryan Harrison, the PE and History Teacher at Casper Christian School.

With the generosity of the Casper community, money has been set aside to allow students from low-income backgrounds to attend the school and have their tuition waived.

“To come to a town like Casper, and I’ve truly found the people here to be more generous and have a bigger heart than what I’ve found in a large Metropolitan area, which I think speaks volumes to our community,” said Earwood.

Casper Christian School has open enrollment all year. They hope this gift from the community will allow more students to be able to attend the school.

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