Nate Beckstrand, a 2015 graduate was accepted to the US Air Force Academy through a highly selective (less than 10% of applicants are accepted) application process. Nate is now in Colorado Springs training to become an officer in the US Air Force.
“For my son, Hosanna was a place where he blossomed as a student and a Christian. The small class size and caring teachers, meant greater opportunities to excel academically and personally. In our culture that is increasingly hostile to Christian and traditional American values, I was relieved of the concern that what was being taught was counter to our family values. While having three children in private Christian school has been a financial sacrifice, I always felt that God would honor that sacrifice. And He has. I am reminded of a caption (author unknown) titled “Priorities” “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove … but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” John, Nate’s father
Amber Nelson, a 2004 graduate and recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Scholarship, graduated from George Fox with honors in Pre-med Biology and Psychology. She also completed her Masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has been contacted regularly by recruiting agents from the FBI, George Fox University and medical programs, such as UCLA.
“Amber’s teachers were willing to spend one-on-one time helping her find her potential. They encouraged her to never be satisfied with mediocrity.” Nanette, Amber’s mom
Kallie Doval, a 2005 graduate, is the Founder and Director of 31 BITS. After graduating from Vanguard University with a major in Cultural Anthropology, Kallie founded a now-successful jewelry company that benefits single mothers in Uganda. Check out her story at 31Bits.com.
“Hosanna taught our children that they were valued, that they could dare to be themselves, and dream beyond the world as they knew it.” Teresa, Kallie’s mom