Meet the Sears Sisters from Trinity Christian School in Prescott, Arizona. Ellora just finished 8th Grade and has been at the school since kindergarten. Her younger sister, Kaitlyn just completed 6th grade and has also has been attending the school since she was in kindergarten with the help of scholarships from the Arizona Leadership Foundation.
According to Ellora, “Neither of my parents were able to afford a private education, and our family is so thankful to scholarships that help make this possible for me and my sister.” She added that she started at the school in kindergarten and has never wanted to leave because she has so many great friends and how much she has enjoyed her teachers.
Ellora would like to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and study astronomy, chemistry, or physics with the hope of someday being an astronaut at NASA.
One of those teachers, Chris Orr had this to say about Ellora’s Journey at Trinity Christin:
For three of the last five years, I have had the privilege to teach Ellora in a range of classes and it has been a joy to watch her mature into a strong, young Christian woman. Ellora excels academically and has been a vital part of our Junior High leadership team. Academically, Ellora maintains a high A average in all of her classes, and she also worked hard over the summer to join the advanced Math class this year. She excels tremendously in science and is a gifted writer who puts forth her best effort with each assignment. Anything less than a 100 pushes Ellora to work even harder.
Ellora was also a member of our first ever Junior High Leadership Team at Trinity. She and six of her peers worked within a budget to produce our Christmas Celebration and our Springapolooza (Spring Carnival). The students organized games, food, and devotions for their fellow Junior High students. Ellora is considered a servant among her peers as she is always willing to help with any need. She also balances athletics as well as she competed in both Junior High Cross Country and Volleyball. Her Cross-Country team finished second overall in Arizona for their division and her volleyball team finished first in the regular season in their conference. She tries to do what is right in all circumstances. She has a witty sense of humor and is always a joy to have in class. I count it a blessing to be her teacher.
Younger sister, Kaitlyn is unsure of where she wants to go to college but she wants to study theater in hopes of becoming an actress. She is in the school choir and like her sister, also participates in Cross-Country.
One of her teachers, Mr. Anderson had this to say about younger sister, Kaitlyn:
Kaitlyn is a student who has a thirst for knowledge and a desire to seek the truth. She asks thought provoking questions, is willing to ask difficult questions, and even asks questions she knows the answer to but knows other students will benefit from the answer. Her desire to learn has led her to a vast understanding of topics, which allows her to carry conversations with a wide range of people. Because of her kindness, gentleness, joyful spirit, and encouraging words, her classmates respect her, and she is a friend to all. Additionally, whenever help is needed, Kaitlyn is the first one in line willing to serve, no matter what the task is that needs to be completed.
About Trinity Christian School:
Trinity Christian School is a K-12 classical Christian school in Prescott, Arizona and has proudly served the area since 2003. We are committed to seeking Biblical wisdom, cultivating Christ-centered virtue, and inspiring a life of service for every Trinity student. We strive for academic excellence, while maintaining biblical standards of mentorship and teaching as we walk alongside parents in the growth and development of their children. Trinity is fully-accredited by both the Association of Christian School International and Cognia.