Grove’s Shared Values: Service & Leadership
Seniors Jordyn Berger
and Alex Widmer reflect on their experiences with flood
preparation and lessons learned while giving back to those in need.
Oak Grove students actively
participate in a variety of service projects every year including
Fill the Dome, raising money to purchase animals through Heifer International, and helping the
elementary students collect coins for
the Ronald McDonald House. “Almost all of my classes have participated in Fill the Dome,
and other donation projects throughout the years,” said Alex. “This
has really shown me that while education is very
important, being a good Christian and helping out those in need is more
Jordyn and Alex both participated in the junior class
mission trip to New Orleans in 2012, where they helped those recovering from hurricane Katrina. “It was a lot of hard work but I loved being
able to serve others while having fun as a class,” said Jordyn.
These are just a few lessons Alex & Jordyn have learned
while attending Oak Grove. Their experiences have helped shape them into the upstanding citizens they are today,
and they’re both excited for the future. “All of the flood work, mission trips, basketball practices/games, and
classes have not only prepared me for college, but also for the rest of my
life,” said Alex. “Having chapel every day
and having a Christian studies class has really encouraged me to
have faith and be a strong Christian man.”
This coming July, Jordyn will be traveling to Ethiopia to
volunteer in orphanages, and deliver aid and supplies
to mountainside communities. “This has been my dream since
I was a second grader,” said Jordyn. “I couldn’t be more excited to go and see
what the Lord’s going to do through this trip!”
These remarkable individuals exemplify
perseverance, and the importance of overcoming difficult obstacles to assist
those in need. As the apostle Paul
wrote, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain
conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to
your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” -Philippians 2:3-4
Oak Grove’s Advancement Department exists to carry forward the mission of the school. Literally hundreds of individuals, businesses and congregations play a crucial role in funding the educational experiences of Oak Grove students. The efforts of the Advancement Department center on building relationships with those who share a passion for equipping young men and women with a solid academic foundation within a Christian context.
The Advancement Department tells the unfolding story of challenges and opportunity within the Oak Grove family. Aware of Oak Grove’s rich tradition and colorful heritage throughout the past century, this department invites continued participation in funding the current programs and in shaping the future vision.
A variety of activities and events create occasions for alumni, parents and volunteers to interact with students, faculty and staff. Quality relationships lead to significant financial support. In the words of one development officer, “Friend-raising is fund-raising.” Through the Grover Club, Parents’ Association, Alumni reunions and a series of special events, a close-knit kinship develops among the friends of Oak Grove.
The links at left detail various programs and opportunities for personal engagement with Oak Grove’s family. Please explore the range of possibilities, from a host of events to endowment giving, which maintains a relationship far into the future.
Your support and partnership is greatly appreciated.