Wesleyan Partners with STAR Aquatics
Wesleyan is blessed to enjoy a wonderful relationship with the community of High Point. It is a continual goal of ours to seek ways to not only be a source of blessing for meeting people’s needs in our community, but to use these opportunities as means for them to see God’s attributes through our actions.
Last summer, a new opportunity for us to minister came our way when Mr. Rickman was approached by STAR Aquatics Director (and Wesleyan parent), Jay Dodson about Guilford County’s ‘Learn to Swim’ program. With the understanding that we are incredibly blessed with our pool facilities, we didn’t hesitate for a moment about partnering with STAR Aquatics and Guilford County on this unique opportunity to minister to the kids in our community.
This program for second grade students, is a partnership with Guilford County Schools and the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) with funds given by private donors to help support the program. With participating schools more than doubling this year, we agreed to partner with GAC to provide another site for students to receive swimming lessons. Parkview Elementary School was the first group to join us last week. Ms. Cook and a few members of our swim team have been volunteering their time with these lessons, and we are so blessed to be a part of their excitement and joy. As Guilford County School Board member and friend of Wesleyan, Ed Price said, “In my 40-some years working with children in High Point, this ‘Learn to Swim’ program is the best thing to happen.” Wesleyan is thrilled to play a part in this wonderful endeavor.
Additionally, just last month, the academy had another distinct honor of hosting the 2016 Special Olympics basketball tournament in High Point. For two days, hundreds of athletes from across the state came to our campus to participate in the Olympic tournament. Wesleyan students always love working with the Special Olympics and have done so for many years. The varsity girls’ basketball team helped our guests in lots of ways and cheered for the athletes as they played. Wesleyan’s varsity tennis team did not miss the fun as they assisted at the tennis tournament held at Oak Hollow Tennis Center.
Our school and children are blessed indeed to have the privilege of hosting these types of unique experiences!
Dr. Rob Brown
Head of School