Christ’s Messengers… Walk On!
“Welcome to the CCA Weekly,” were Editor-in-Chief, Maritza Cosano Gomez’s words when I stepped into the Newsletter Publishing class the first day of my junior year. A world that was entirely foreign to me at the time, complete with a language full of unfamiliar terms would soon, unbeknownst to me, come to mean so much more. The block of time that was formerly referred to as “that journalism class” transformed into a real-life newsroom that buzzed with editorial schedules, photo assignments, and in-stone deadlines that I am today so accustomed to and will truly miss.
And now, as I write my final contribution to the paper and count down the days until I walk across the stage on May 28 to receive my high school diploma, I remember alumnus and former staff writer Laura Foreman’s words that preceded our very first edition of our online paper, The Messenger: “The CCA Weekly has come a long way!” From those stapled, pictureless, letterhead handouts to an online, internationally accessible high school paper…this newsroom is not only expanding, but also revolutionizing the legacy of once-boring, “has been” high school papers. Even more impacting is our purpose: “Writing His Message.”
Senior staff writers, Joe Rogers, Rebecca Urrutia, and myself, may be leaving the paper behind, but our identity as His Messengers will remain intact. We have felt the burden of communicating God’s truths to our classmates and have even seen the impact it has made. But as we go off into the next chapter of our lives’ editions, the message of Christ stays with us, and the call to communicate it rings on. We are reminded, as our class verse Philippians 1:20 says, that we “will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”
Thank you, faithful readers, for your prayers and support and we, as the CCA Weekly Staff, pray that you too will continue to advance His Message wherever you are.