Academic All-American & Champion Swimmer Gets Her Start at MHCS

Currently, Emily Boggess is a junior at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. She is an Academic All American and swims varsity for SM. She holds the 2014 Division 1 CIF record for Girls Varsity 400 Freestyle Relay with Lizzie Devitt, Sydney Franzen and Katie McLaughlin. 

Mission Hills Christian School is a very special place. It’s a school filled with learning, caring, fun, and the love of Jesus. I could feel it every day I was there.

Mission Hills helped to ground me in God’s word and helped to build my faith. It’s a foundation that will be with me for the rest of my life.

My education at Mission Hills Christian School was Christ-centered. All the teachers incorporated God’s word into their daily lessons. For example, my math teacher stressed personal integrity every day in her classroom. In history, we learned from Bible-based perspectives.

At Mission Hills, I learned the qualities of good character and how to live a truly Christian life. I learned that academic honesty matters more than giving in to the temptation to bring your grade up. I learned to be compassionate to those less fortunate than me. I learned to be forgiving and loving. And I learned that following Jesus means I should try to let His light shine through me in everything I do.

My most vivid memory is from my 8th grade religion class. I will never forget my teacher, Pastor Mike Foell, climbing up on the desk and illustrating the baby Jesus in the manger. The informative yet fun atmosphere allowed me to learn so much about the Bible and my faith. In fact, I would constantly amaze my parents with how much scripture I knew from memory. When I started religion classes at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, I had a strong spiritual foundation on which I could rely.

I am so thankful that my parents made the decision for me to attend Mission Hills Christian School.