As we anticipate the class of 2020 concluding their high school adventure, we are celebrating Baymonte alumni and their accomplishments. Join us in prayer as they transition to the next chapter of their lives! Today’s senior spotlight is Braidan Lewis. Here’s what Braidan said about his time at Baymonte:
“What I enjoyed most about being a student at Baymonte was the loving atmosphere that it has. I was really shy as a kindergartener and really didn’t like to talk with people much. The growth that I’ve seen in myself socially from then has really impacted my life and I largely credit that to the Baymonte staff and their love and dedication to wanting the best for and seeing their students succeed.
My favorite highlight from my time at Baymonte was by far the mission trip we took in seventh grade to Mexico. I remember being super nervous and not knowing what to expect, and nothing could’ve prepared me for what happened. For the first time I was able to experience another culture. I was able to eat their delicious food, sing with them, dance with them, laugh with them, learn their language and hear their life stories. I was able to sweat a little, learn how to mix concrete, and be proud that I was a part of building something that would help so many people. And I was able to do all this with my friends! It was a once in a lifetime trip that I will never forget.
Baymonte prepared me for high school and beyond first and foremost academically. The teachers did an excellent job at getting me ready for high school level classes and setting us up to succeed and giving us confidence. Baymonte most importantly prepared me to be a light on a secular high school campus. I am proud to say that fellow Baymonte classmates and I have started our own Bible studies that meet at our respective schools weekly when there wasn’t one when we entered high school. Baymonte has also created life-long friendships as I am still very close to many of my classmates including one who goes to my school and has been a reliable friend to lean on when I am struggling in my faith.
A highlight I’d like to share from high school (San Lorenzo Valley) was playing varsity football and basketball. It was especially fun getting to play against Scotts Valley High School since many of my friends from Baymonte were playing for Scotts Valley. Plus, they are our rival school and it was always a dream of mine to play under those Friday night lights. Also playing basketball was super fun because our student cheering section, the “Red Sea”, would get super into the games and this helped us to play better.
My plans for next year are to attend Cabrillo Community College for two years and then transfer to Azusa Pacific, Grand Canyon, or Liberty University and study Business Sales & Marketing.”