Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: Senior Day

I love Senior Chapel. In fact, I love the whole Senior Day. It’s an emotional roller coaster, full of laughing, crying, more laughing, and more crying. For our seniors, the day starts with Senior Chapel and the rest of the day is full of activities— lunch, a college panel, a service project, graduation practice, games, dinner, and a final class devotional.

During the devotional, seniors share glimpses of their CAC experience and what their time on Mustang Mountain has meant to them. Some share funny stories, some thank individual students, and others comment on the impact of their class as a whole. It’s an intimate and special time for our soon-to-be graduates.

While I enjoyed and appreciated listening to the heartfelt comments, one stuck out to me that I’d like to share here:

Life is hard, but being with you all made it easier. Thank you. 

When I heard those words, I couldn’t help but think of my own kids. In 11, 13, and 14 short years from now, Carson’s, Cooper’s, and Millie Kate’s classes will be graduating high school. Between now and then, I know they’ll experience ups and downs in life, but I also know they’ll have a group of friends and teachers who will care about them and who will walk with them through the hards times.

And when their Senior Day comes, I’m so thankful they’ll be able to tell their friends, “Life is hard, but being with you made it easier. Thank you.”

That’s pretty awesome.

Jordan Collier

Jordan Collier

Secondary Principal

Jordan Collier is the secondary principal at CAC. Prior to joining the CAC family in 2011, Jordan was an English teacher for the Cabot School District. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Harding University (’03 and ’08) and has a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Each week, Jordan shares his Friday Thoughts with the CAC faculty and staff, and an excerpt of that is shared on The 'Stang.

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