Kandace Gill is a Junior at Summit Christian Academy where she is excelling and getting a head start on her college career. She hopes to graduate with about 30 college credits and loves the benefits of attending a school with small class sizes and caring and attentive staff.
“Whenever I look at the quality of education that I’ve gotten I’m super grateful for it, but one thing that’s difficult is that I know that it’s because I’m blessed and not a lot of students are given the same opportunities,” she said. “It shouldn’t be this way, it shouldn’t be just because I was born into the right family that I get to get a good education. Every student should be able to get the education that they want to.”
Although Kandace attends a private school, she knows that traditional public schools play an important role in education.
“I don’t think we should do anything to harm public schools,” she said. “I simply believe in helping out those who need help and the best way to do that is through school choice.”
Kandace has seen the need for this grow exponentially during the pandemic as students desperate for in-person education have flocked to her school.
“Whenever the public schools in my district shut down we probably got 10 or 20 new kids that I know of at least in the high school,” she said, but noted that she knows there are many others who need in-person learning but are not able to afford the option of a private school.”
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