Summer is for new experiences, special projects, internships, and even your very own news segment. PCA’s alumni network has been busy making connections and developing their professional careers. Five alumni share their latest adventures and how PCA prepared them for a successful summer.

Par Gilmore, ’13
Student, Faulkner Law
Clerkship, Beasley Allen Law Firm

Tell us about your summer experience.
I was afforded a clerkship for Beasley Allen Law Firm in the toxic torts section. We helped clients all over the country wrongfully exposed to dangerous chemicals. It was an amazing, humbling experience to help people overcome their life’s biggest crisis. We also prevented entities from taking advantage of people throughout our nation and communities.

How did PCA prepare you for this opportunity?
PCA set me up for success for this and other experiences by teaching me to keep my eye on the end goal and not be distracted by fleeting challenges. I applied myself in my 1L year in law school and landed this pivotal clerkship.

Fun fact.
I would encourage you to attend a school like the University of Alabama. We work hard and play hard with opportunities for success every day. #17 Roll Tide!


Savannah Moseley, ’17
Student, Auburn University
Shadow Days, Prattville Christian Academy  

Tell us about your summer experience.
As required by Auburn University, I shadowed an elementary school classroom for five days as a prerequisite for applying to the Elementary Education program. I completed the requirement at PCA, and it was such a blessing. I love the school I graduated from, and the week I spent shadowing made me love it even more. I got to see how much these teachers, and this school, truly care about each person that walks through the doors of Prattville Christian Academy. 

How did PCA prepare you for this opportunity?
I have always felt the Lord calling me towards children, and spending my senior year helping teachers in the elementary school, shadowing at PCA, and getting to spend my summers working at PCA’s summer camp has revealed to me that my place is in a classroom. I’m so thankful for PCA, and the people there that invested in me.

PCA was my example of a school with classrooms centered around Christ. The love and compassion the teachers show to their students are from Christ, and you can see it in their actions. I am passionate about teaching and loved being back at PCA to shadow.

Fun fact:
I apply to the Elementary Education program in January 2019 for admission to the program in Fall of 2019. This program at Auburn University is very competitive, so I covet any prayers offered on my behalf. I wouldn’t be here without PCA, and the teachers and staff that have, and continue to, invest in me. 


Brandon Redman, ’15
Student, Faulkner University
Internship, Representative Martha Roby (AL-02) United States House of Representatives

Tell us about your summer experience:
I was granted the opportunity to witness firsthand the everyday operations of a United States Congressman and their staff. Through this unique experience serving Representative Martha Roby I was also able to connect with other American politicians, including Senator Ted Cruz and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. 

How did PCA prepare you for this opportunity?
My time at PCA provided me with the ability to assess situations cognitively, as well as how to multi-task. I also developed social skills, which played a tremendous role during my time in Representative Roby’s office assisting the staff as well as its constituents.

Fun fact:
Since graduating, I have realized just how much my education and experiences from Prattville Christian Academy have benefited me, both professionally and academically. I will forever cherish the time and relationships that I had and built at PCA.


Wade Scanlan, ’16
Student, The University of Alabama
Student Producer, Center for Public Television

Tell us about your summer experience.
The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences is a big proponent of experiential learning, and taking what you learned and implemented these skills outside of the classroom. Because of this, I am required to hold an internship for at least a semester in my undergraduate career.

At The Center for Public Television (CPT), I work as a Student Producer, working with College of Communication and Information Sciences to produce and film college-wide events for social media; produce, edit, and film documentaries and high-end client productions beyond the College; and manage and plan content for social media pages. CPT has been an exciting experience for me since I am gaining real industry experience while a student at The University of Alabama. 

I was grateful to produce and direct a commercial for the city of Tuscaloosa, which launched a campaign for their new fiscal year. Through CPT, I can fully implement what I learn in the classroom while building a professional portfolio. This experience will prove valuable in a difficult-to-navigate industry. 

How did PCA prepare you for this opportunity?
Speech and debate and theatre courses at PCA taught me public speaking skills I use every day and in every part of the video production process. A strong foundation in the Arts allowed me to connect with and direct my cohorts.

Fun fact:
Throughout my college career thus far, I have worked on eleven short films, one television pilot, and one feature film. I also co-direct the on-campus film festival, Black Warrior Film Festival, as well as working as a Programming Intern at Huntington Beach Film Festival. I am grateful that UA pushes experiential learning, as this has led to me having so many different opportunities that I would not be able to get anywhere else. 


Chris Searcy, ’13
Anchor, Alabama News Network
Segment: Good Morning Chris

Tell us about your news segment:
Every weekday Good Morning Chris airs content that is fun and relevant to the community. It is an early morning segment (I have to wake up at 3 am every morning), but I meet the best people from the local community and share their stories in an upbeat and meaningful way. It has been such a blessing. 

How did PCA prepare you for this opportunity?
PCA taught me about hard work. I was not able to “show up and pass,” and life is also like that. I have to daily put in the hours and effort to make my news segment relevant and successful.

Fun fact:
I have an amazing wife and a precious baby.

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PCA’s Lady Panthers are the 2018 AHSAA 3A State Softball Champions. We are proud of their accomplishments and continue the celebration with a special edition softball alumni spotlight. Hayden Law was the only senior on this year’s roster.

Hayden Law ’18
College: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Intended Major: Biology

Describe the experience of winning a state title.
Winning state was the most memorable moment in my time at PCA. I have never felt more proud to be a Lady Panther. My teammates worked so hard for that moment, and all we felt was pure excitement. All I could do was cry and hug as many people as possible. It was the best feeling. 

What legacy did you leave for your teammates and underclassmen?
I hope I left a legacy of pushing each other to do your best and keep your head up even on the worst of days. 

Do you feel PCA prepared you for your next phase in life?
The PCA faculty taught me about leadership, faith, independence, and perseverance. I think those are some of the most important things you need in life and I am so grateful for that. I not only earned a high school diploma, but I also learned about the real world. Not many people can say they had those experiences in high school. 

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PCA celebrated 20 years by commemorating the achievements of a select group of distinguished alumni. This diverse selection of graduates lives out PCA’s mission of serving as Christian leaders who are prepared for life. While PCA boosts many alumni who’ve found success after high school, in many areas of life, these are just a few to celebrate the school’s rich heritage and diverse student base. 

Cody Adair ’11
Athletic Trainer, Rehab Associates

What did you do after graduating PCA?
Upon graduation, I moved to Arkansas where I attended Harding University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2015. In addition to my degree, I am nationally certified in Athletic Training and licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Alabama.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
My wife and I are active members of Hunter Hills Church.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
I learned how to be a light in the world. I had great Christian examples in the faculty and staff members who demonstrated, through their actions, how to make a difference in people’s lives. I was also given numerous opportunities to develop my talents and ability through athletics, clubs, and other extracurricular activities.

Rachel Brackins ‘12
Director of Communications, Central Arkansas Christian Schools

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduation, I moved to Arkansas to attend Harding University. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2016. I’ve made Arkansas my home since graduation and couldn’t be more thrilled to work in a Christian school similar to the one I grew up attending.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I’ve served as a counselor for Shiloh NYC, Inc, a not-for-profit Christian organization dedicated to equipping children with tools that build hope, confidence, and the skills to attain their goals. I’ve also served as the Public Relations Intern with Bikers Against Child Abuse from 2014-16.

It’s important to me that the next generation of students are encouraged, validated and given the means to thrive. Each day I’m reminded of their strength, joy, and ability to make this world a better place – I try to listen and show them how important their stories are.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
First and foremost, PCA gave me a place to call home. The community presented opportunities for me to pursue my interests in student government, mission trips and theatre. The confidence I gained through my interactions with the faculty while attending PCA has translated to my professional career working with and around students of all ages.  

Brittany Byars ‘06
Registered Nurse, Baptist Memorial Hospital

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Auburn University, and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I was an officer in our student nurse organization. I volunteer at various community events such as Relay for Life, a 5K to raise awareness for teenage suicide, and various health fairs. I also plan and participate in monthly service projects with our Lads to Leaders group at church.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA instilled in me some core values that have carried me through my adult life such as being sure to glorify God in all that I do and always seeking the opportunity to do good unto others. PCA also prepared me academically and with organization and leadership skills.

Reid Deason ‘16
Student, Auburn University

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I have been attending Auburn University since I graduated from PCA. I am pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.

How do you stay busy outside of class?
I currently work for International Paper’s Pine Hill Mill as a chemical engineer co-op student. I work in the Manufacturing Excellence Department which is dedicated to improving the overall process of making container board while saving the company money.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me to be a leader in the real world by investing in my future. PCA presented me with opportunities that I couldn’t have gotten elsewhere. For example, PCA funded my trip to the National Leadership Institute in Nebraska in 2014 where I further developed leadership attributes. Also, I was surrounded by leaders every day that I looked up to in school. Ron Mitchell, Pat Dean, and Trent Staggs, specifically, bettered me into who I am today. I appreciate what PCA has done for me.

Katie Goggins ‘16
Computer Science Student, University of Alabama at Huntsville

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I am currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science and will be graduating May 2020. This fall I will enter UAH’s Joint Undergraduate Master’s Program and will begin taking my first graduate-level Computer Science courses. Since graduating, I’ve worked on the U.S. Space Launch System and will be starting work with Northrop Grumman this summer.

How do you stay busy outside of class?
I am very passionate about community involvement. Huntsville isn’t my hometown, but I’ve done my best to make it home. Participating in philanthropic efforts with my sorority sisters to benefit this town has been very meaningful for me, especially fundraising for the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC), which is a non-profit organization that provides training, prevention, and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect, and is less than five minutes from campus.  I look for opportunities to help my community, whether that entails helping put on the Shamrock 5K to benefit NCAC, or volunteering at a local shelter.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
Prattville Christian Academy prepared me for college through its rigorous academic programs.  Taking Dual Enrollment, Honors, AP, and many interesting multi-disciplinary electives prepared me for the academic challenge college presents. A quick shoutout to Mrs. Dean, Mr. Lambert, Mr. Law and Dr. Walker for challenging me and giving me the facilities to do well in college.  PCA’s leadership programs also left a lasting impression, I served as a PCA Student Ambassador, and now am a UAH Honors Student Ambassador.

Nathan Graham ‘13
Youth Director, Birmingham Chinese Christian Church

What did you do after graduating PCA?
Academically, I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Samford University in 2017, and I’m planning to graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary next year. Beyond the classroom, I’ve married the sweetest professional ballerina in the whole world, traveled around the world as a missionary, and ministered around Birmingham, AL in a number of meaningful capacities.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I love serving my wife, Jenna, and going on adventures with her.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
Scripture introduces us to a man named Nehemiah who led a group of Israelites to build a big wall around their city. The ultimate goal of this wall, however, was not to keep idolaters out. Sure, that was the immediate, tangible purpose, but it wasn’t the ultimate goal. The wall provided a space where love for God could be shored up in hearts. The point of shoring up the wall was shoring up the hearts inside the wall. Such hearts would eventually be ready to go out on mission. So, God ultimately wanted to bring the idolaters in selecting a private Christian school is like putting a missional wall around your child’s education, and I think my parents gave me the right sort of wall at the right phase of life in PCA.

Addison Grissett ‘16
Speech and Hearing Student, University of South Alabama

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I am currently pursuing a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of South Alabama. I am expected to graduate in May 2019.

How do you stay busy outside of class?
I participate in many organizations on campus outside of my academic work. The organization I am most passionate about is South Alabama V-Day. V-Day is a global movement that aims to end violence against women and girls. Through our campaign, we aim to support victims of sexual assault and violence, while also providing a supportive environment to foster conversations about these topics that are often difficult to discuss. Our campaign this year raised $720 for the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile. I also enjoy working as an undergraduate research student in the Developmental Stuttering research lab.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me for life after high school in so many ways. Most importantly, PCA taught me that life is about relationships. To get the most out of life and accomplish your goals, you have to find people who inspire you and push you to be the best version of yourself. I am so thankful to have learned how to build these kinds of relationships at PCA.

Emily Taylor-Johnson ‘10
Communications Director, U.S. Representative Martha Roby

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I attended the College of Charleston where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Political Science. Immediately after graduating from college, I accepted a position with U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and worked in his office for two years, eventually leaving as Deputy Press Secretary. I then accepted a job with U.S. Representative Martha Roby as Press Secretary, and I was recently promoted to Communications Director in her Washington, D.C. office.

In December 2017, I married Brennan Johnson. Brennan and I met during my time in Senator Shelby’s office.

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?
I enjoy serving on the Public Relations and Digital Media Committee for the Junior League of Washington.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
I learned everything I need to know about the value of relationships from my time at PCA. Students and administrators alike instilled in me the importance of building strong relationships with good people from all walks of life.

Ethan Kicker ‘13
Physical Therapist Student, University of Alabama Birmingham

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2013-2017 where I pursued a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management. I am now working on Doctor of Physical Therapy also from the UAB which I began in 2018.

How do you stay busy outside of class?
I am passionate about teaching people to be healthy, not only physically but mentally. I am passionate about teaching people how to mentally prepare and use their mind to conquer life. Mental strength is essential and is the precursor to physical health and happiness. One huge part of mental health is having a close relationship with God and Christ. I want to glorify God in my attitude and how I affect others attitudes and mental states.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me by teaching me and giving me a solid foundation to build on. It’s impossible to be completely prepared for what life throws at you, but my teachers and coaches gave me the building blocks for life after high school.

Elizabeth Loseto ‘07
Mobilization Coordinator, Cleveland Hope

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduating PCA, I attended Boyce College in Louisville Kentucky from 2007-2011. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Missions.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
My husband Tony and I are church planting in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s hard work starting a church from scratch in a city where only 8.5% of the population claims to be involved in an evangelical church, but it’s very rewarding. We also take multiple mission teams throughout the year and provide services to our community including Senior Housing Repair, Free Sports Camps, Block Parties, Community Garden Work, Teacher Appreciation Breakfasts, and Neighborhood Clean Ups to be a light for Christ in both word and deed.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA put me in an environment that prompted me to set my goals high and gave me the confidence and resources I needed to achieve those goals in and beyond the classroom.

Kelsey Manley ‘09
Stay-at-Home Mother

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I attended Wallace Community College after graduation.

How do you stay busy?
My husband and I do mission work for Honduras and in Honduras. We also have a heart for adoption and fostering. We love supporting and helping Agape of Central Alabama, our adoption agency. We also love leading  kids worship at our church.

I am passionate about spreading the love of God to others by allowing Him to work through my life. Whether that be feeding the poor here in our city or in another country…like Honduras or loving on the sweet birth families we are able to meet through our children we adopt. We have a dream to foster one day once we are done adopting our babies. We are in the middle adopting our second child. We try to glorify God by seeking out Jesus every day looking to Him as our example. We are pretty imperfect so we can mess up some days but we learn so much of God’s grace on those days. At this moment we try to bring God glory through our adoption journey.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me to be passionate about serving others and loving others as they are. I loved the spiritual emphasis days – the days in which students and teachers would have no classes and go out into the community and serve those who needed it the most.

Amanda Nummy ‘10
Registered Nurse, Baptist Medical Center East

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduating PCA, I attended Auburn University Montgomery where I majored in nursing. I graduated in 2015 and currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I am very passionate about my job, so anytime I can do something to raise awareness from premature babies, I do. Some of the volunteer work I love participating in is March of Dimes and Birdies for Babies. My husband and I also attend Frazer United Methodist Church where we are involved in their local volunteer outreach program.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me for college-level courses so I was able to have an easy transition into my college career. PCA held me to a higher standard which made me a more driven individual. Most importantly, PCA instilled and strengthened my Christian values and beliefs which I use every day.

Shane Parks ‘13
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduating PCA, I attended Alabama State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I am passionate about teaching financial concepts to lower middle class and underprivileged communities. I aim to glorify God by speaking about Him through my actions more than my words. I now live in New York City with my beautiful wife, Ebony, and our awesome 9-month old daughter, Eden.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
Prattville Christian played an integral role in my personal and professional development. Namely, the oratorical skills honed through the training with Mrs. Flanagan’s Speech and Debate team thrust me into national success with speaking. I also attribute my interest in Finance and Economics to the seeds planted in Mr. Parker’s Government and Economics class. Finally, I always remember the words of my football coach, Douglas Prater, “Shane, nobody ever worked hard and regretted it!” This simple concept has always pushed me to go the second mile and realize my innate potential. My short time at PCA has made a lasting impact on my life. Many of the concepts that I learned at PCA were not fully internalized until well after graduation. At PCA, I learned what it felt like to be a state champion (2012-2013 State 60m dash champion) and I also learned what it felt like to face adversity. However, the most important concept that I learned at PCA is that while standing in the midst of both aforementioned scenarios, we should lead the same exact way – as fearless leaders of God!

Darrell Puckett ‘10
Weekend Sports Anchor, Alabama News Network

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I went to Auburn University Montgomery to pursue my passion for broadcasting. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications while gaining experience as the first radio play-by-play broadcaster for AUM and the number two broadcaster for the Montgomery Biscuits for two seasons.  

I would have never dreamed that God would bless me with the career opportunities that have been thrown my way at this point. I truly believe that God has given me a platform to positively influence others to Christ. The power of sports combined with a passion for serving others and showing them the love of Jesus is my aim and goal every single day.

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?
I’m an avid Auburn and Louisville athletics fan.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
I was prepared not only academically, but spiritually, as PCA helped me develop a maturity level that gave me an advantage at the next level of life. I learned valuable life skills for when life got tough from Coach Roberson, Coach Peak, and Dr. Mitchell. It’s all about how you respond to adversity in life, and those gentlemen showed me which path to look for. I would not be the same person without their influences, and many others, during the many years at PCA.

Tori Recchio ‘12
Flight Attendant, Delta Airlines

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I enjoyed attending Auburn University after high school. I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Soon after graduation, I was hired as a flight attendant. I am passionate about the job that I do for Delta Airlines. Each day is different, and I try my best to bring positivity to every day.

In my daily life, I aim to glorify God by being a positive role model and showing His light through everything I do. I try to help anyone in need when I can and hope to share His message to help others as much as I can. I also say a quick prayer every time I work a flight, to not only keep the crew members and passengers safe but to also bless their day and bring them whatever peace they need in their life.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
I’m a passionate volunteer for Be The Match, a national marrow donor nonprofit. I enjoy raising awareness for the need to find matches in our communities.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me for life by providing me a variety of educational, spiritual and leadership opportunities that I wouldn’t have received anywhere else. Being able to get an education and become involved with a variety of things taught me how to manage my time and prioritize my life, which helped me tremendously after graduating high school. The relationships I formed while attending PCA are some of the strongest ones I have, and I know those are the people I can always count on no matter what.

Matt Renahan ‘06
Youth and Outreach Minister, 
Grace Pointe Church

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduating PCA, I attended Faulkner University from 2006-2010 where I graduated with a degree in business administration.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
Outside of work I enjoy sharing my passions for seeing the church, the body of Jesus Christ, coming together and truly becoming one. It is time for the church to fight for what we have in common and stop fighting over what we don’t.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
Middle school and high school are tough. You’re turning into who you will be. You’re being influenced by people and situations in ways that go beyond your immediate understanding. PCA was all of those things for me. It was opportunities and benefits that I will never forget.

Rachel Reynolds ‘07
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. I am passionate about my job and creating a solid financial future for my clients. I have the greatest honor and privilege to partner with them throughout their lives to create a retirement plan and an estate strategy to protect their loved ones. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 13:11 “… but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” I encourage my clients to be diligent with what they have been given, a large sum or small, so that they may be in the position to bless others and secure a financial future for themselves and their loved ones.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
Outside of work, I am a Homewood Rotary Club member and a Homewood Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me for my current position as a Financial Advisor and Recruiting Team Leader by creating opportunities for leadership within my class and the school. As a student a PCA, I never felt that I shouldn’t pursue a leadership position because of my gender. I was always encouraged by my teachers and Dr. Mitchell to step up in leadership roles because they felt that I was suited for those roles. It wasn’t until I started working in my current career field that I realized the gap in equality for gender in leadership opportunities. I aim to be a catalyst for change in my firm for the region of Alabama to encourage women to step into leadership opportunities with my firm. I believe that PCA grounded me in confidence as a female leader and helped me pursue the career that I have now of helping my clients achieve their financial goals.

Anna Simpson ‘13
Neonatal Speech-Language Pathologist, Children’s Hospital of Georgia

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After high school, I attended Faulkner University where I pursued a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and then a few years later, Auburn University, for a Masters in Communication Disorders in Speech Pathology.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
Outside of my work as a speech pathologist, I am the owner of VegaCreative Studio, an art business I started this year that includes photography, watercolor paintings, and a Christian blog. My husband, Steven, and I also enjoy doing anything outdoors.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
Since PCA allowed me to enter college with dual-enrollment credits, I graduated from college in three years! When people ask “How?” I tell them I was blessed with a high school experience that fully prepared me for college and then later acceptance into graduate school at Auburn University. PCA created an environment that challenged me to be the best student, Christian, and athlete I could be. Whether it was Coach Rob or Coach Oz pushing me on the court, or my favorite English teachers (Mrs. Angela Cantrell, Mrs. Rhonda Flanagan and Mrs. Marjorie Allen) pushing me in the classroom, I know PCA was the best fit for me.

Omar Stovall ‘15
Firefighter / U.S. Marine

What did you do after graduating PCA?
After graduating PCA, I attended Troy University and then went on to enlist in the U.S. Marines. I am also a firefighter.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
Outside of work, I am in the process of starting my own business.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
PCA prepared me for life after high school by surrounding me with teachers who cared about me and encouraged me to be a better version of myself. It’s not the school work or the projects that build character. It’s the teacher who takes the time to invest and show the student that they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to.

Savannah Weaver ‘11
Project Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

What did you do after graduating PCA?
I attended Auburn University Montgomery before transferring to Auburn University in 2014 to complete a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

How do you stay busy outside of work?
Outside of work, I volunteer as a Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative. Also, I have volunteered at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 822 where I was elected as President in January 2018, but I have been serving as a volunteer since 2010.

How did PCA prepare you for life after high school?
I was enrolled at PCA for twelve years, and in that time I was provided ample opportunities to grow personally and spiritually in ways that would help me create the foundation I would need to succeed after high school. Service events, spiritual emphasis events, and dual enrollment courses were especially important in allowing me to grow as an individual outside the classroom and make a smooth transition into college. PCA challenged and encouraged me to keep moving forward in my education and my faith; there will always be trials in life, but my solid underpinning will enable me to rise and conquer each one.