2023 Spring Banquet

Gilead Christian School held its annual Spring Banquet at the South Campus gymnasium on Friday, March 24th. The school's parents, teachers, staff, and some of the Gilead Friends Church board members attended the event.
The gym was decorated with rustic-themed centerpieces and elegant table settings, providing a perfect backdrop for the occasion. Dinner was catered by All Occasions Catering and consisted of roasted chicken, green beans, sweet corn casserole, and house salad. 
Following dinner, the program began with Mr. Cabanillas and the GCS Praise Team leading the group in a time of worship.
Guests were treated to performances by some of this year's Speech Meet students who achieved Superior awards at last week's advanced Speech Meet. 
Guest speaker Troy McIntosh, from Ohio Christian Education Network, then took the stage. McIntosh spoke on the new Backpack Bill coming up for a vote in the Ohio House and Senate. The Backpack Bill will tie monetary resources to the student instead of a school building. It will remove the monopoly from public schools and offer families a choice for the education that will best meet the needs of their children. McIntosh challenged guests to contact their local lawmakers and lobby for their support. To learn more about the bill, visit backpackbill.com.
Next, administrator Bryan Potteiger presented GCS's vision for the 2023-24 school year. The vision includes the need for a new fence around the North Campus playground and renovations of the North Campus bathrooms. Potteiger also projected that the school might need a second kindergarten teacher as enrollment is expected to be high next year.
To conclude the evening, Gilead Friends Church pastor Richard Jones gave the closing prayer.
Overall, the Gilead Christian School spring banquet was a grand success and will surely be a memorable event for everyone who attended.