Wednesday was national “See You At the Pole” observance as students around the nation and internationally gathered around their flagpole to pray. Red River High School met at the pole at 7:15 am, prior to the start of school, for their observance.
Many schools have active FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) chapters that organize this event. Red River Principal JC Dickey told the Journal, “We are now organizing FCA at Red River High. We are looking for the faculty member to sponsor it.”
The student led event featured many members of the student body who played and sang and lead the prayers. A moving rendition of “Spirit Break Out” was given by Bobby White.
Guest speaker was Maurice Rogers of the Red River Church of God in Christ of Coushatta. He reminded the students that in 1 Samuel 17 there is the story of a young man who battled a giant. Rogers said “In life there are battles you have to fight that others are afraid to fight. When others were afraid to pray in public, you prayed.” He urged the students to use “your unique ability God gave you to do what He wants. You can do what you were meant to be.”
Rogers closed his remarks by saluting the school and Principal Dickey for letting the young people pray and stand up when others are hesitant. Dickey estimated there were about 200 students and faculty gathered around the flagpole Wednesday morning.