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2012 ‘See You at the Pole’ in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Heritage Christian School students participated in the national “See You at the Pole” event Tuesday Sept. 25, the day before thousands of other students from around the country will gather to pray around their schools’ flagpoles. As one would expect at a Christian school, students at Heritage have heavily participated in the national event in past years. Christian students who attend the area’s public junior highs, however, have sometimes been reluctant to participate because of fear of being singled out or intimidated by the lack of numbers around their flagpoles. Two years ago, a lone boy stood outside Northwest Junior High and struggled to pray as buses full of students watched. Inspired by this courage, last year’s Heritage’s seventh and eighth graders were sent out to area junior highs to stand with others and pray for the lost, for their leaders and for their country. Again, at one junior high last year, there was only one student at a pole, but this time Heritage students joined with him despite being mocked by some of the students walking by. At another local junior high, participation exceeded 25 students, so the Heritage students joined in by sharing their faith, prayers and even some doughnuts. Tomorrow morning, Heritage junior high students will split into four groups to support their fellow students at Southeast Junior High, Northwest Junior High, North Central Junior High and Clear Creek Amana Middle School.