Clinton High students to host ‘Awakening’


By Kristy D. Carter - [email protected]



Clinton High School student Skyler Simmons has been instrumental in organizing a spiritual event at the local high school.


Awakening, a spiritual event, will be held Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m.


Students at Clinton High School are doing their part in bringing a spiritual awakening to the community.

The Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) at Clinton High School is hosting their second annual event, “Awakening,” May 20 from 6-8 p.m. This event, according to CHS student Skyler Simmons, is a night of worship intended to reach out to the students at the school and other school systems, as well as local people in the community.

“Members of the FCS saw the need for Jesus Christ to change their community and school, so FCS got together and an idea was brought to the table by Megan Baldwin to hold this event,” Simmons said.

Friday night’s event will include worship led by Ignite Band, Elevated Band and Altared. Simmons and Ashley Sinclair will give a message.

“This event is solely to benefit our community and school spiritually and we hope to see everyone there,” Simmons shared.

Last year, Baldwin envisioned the idea to start an event like Awakening that would allow FCS to show the love of Christ to peers in the school. At last year’s event, a band lead the worship and brought a great response from many individuals.

According to Simmons, the event is free, but donations of canned food items will be accepted. All of the canned food items that are collected are headed toward Enlighten the World Ministries and the Salemburg Food Bank. A love offering will also be collected to go towards Ignite Band.

“Honestly, you know it’s going to be an awesome event when high school students take time out of their busy schedules to plan and participate in a school function, not for their own benefit, but for the good of others,” Simmons said. “Not many high school students will work this hard to prepare something this big for their community, so that just tells how amazing it will be and how life changing it can be.”

Awakening is solely lead by the students of Fellowship of Christian Students and Clinton High School.

“We all need something to build us up every once and a while, and what better than an uplifting spiritual event led by fellow students,” Simmons said. “This is solely led by students in every way – in management, planning, and prayer. These students have worked hard to make sure this event will help others spiritually.”

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By Kristy D. Carter

[email protected]

Clinton High School student Skyler Simmons has been instrumental in organizing a spiritual event at the local high school.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Awakening1.jpgClinton High School student Skyler Simmons has been instrumental in organizing a spiritual event at the local high school.

Awakening, a spiritual event, will be held Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Awakening2.jpgAwakening, a spiritual event, will be held Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m.

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.

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