East Texas schools participate in national ‘See You at the Pole’ day
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Students, faculty, and staff across the country gathered at their schools’ flagpole Wednesday morning to honor See You at the Pole day, a morning of prayer started for students, by students.
See You at the Pole started in 1990 when youth ministers in Texas challenged the youth to meet on the same day and start their school year in prayer. The flagpole marks a common point for almost every school and gives students a shared area to meet.
“Coming together as a school and as a community, everyone is just praying. We all want a good school year so we’re all here for the same reason,” said Danica Barrera, the president of the Lufkin High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Barrera said events like this help share the gospel with other students.
“We did have like 175 students join FCA this year, and so I think that’s good that we’re getting more and more student involvement each year,” said Barrera.
Lufkin High School senior Ben Hicks said he’s grateful to get the chance to fellowship at school.
“There’s like a group of Christians that go to your school, and like you all can all be connected together through Christ and just share god together. You’re not alone in the faith,” said Hicks.
“I’ve been in attendance every year since elementary school,” said Arp High School senior Skylar King.
King said See You at the Pole serves as a reminder of what’s important.
“Putting God at the center of my school, my relationships, my work, and everything I do. I put God at the center. I give him all the glory,” said King.
Students at Lufkin High School wrote scriptures on the sidewalk to give something extra to those who share the faith.
“Maybe they’re looking for something, needing an answer. So hopefully maybe they see a verse out here that’s written maybe like, ‘oh, I’ve been needing that,’” said Hicks.
See You At The Pole is held on the fourth Wednesday in September.
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