TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Over the summer, Travelers Rest High School junior Alex Dodd joined a small group of individuals inducted into the Josiah League membership of the Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County. In it's eighteen-year existence, only seven other people have received the honor.
CLC oversees elective Bible classes in several area high schools, including Travelers Rest. With parental permission, students attend off-school classes and receive a social studies elective Carnegie unit for successful completion.
Alex attended CLC classes during both middle and high school, saying that they "encouraged [him] to walk more closely with Christ through Scripture, study, and prayer."
"I learned many practical tools to help me study the Word and share God's love with others,” he said.
According to Janice Butler, CLC executive director, Alex's active participation and outstanding character earned him a place in the Josiah League, “a way to honor current and former released-time participants who display Christ-like conduct, evangelistic passion, and a heart to serve others.”
Butler also added that the League was created to demonstrate to the community that the released-time program “helps students to become honor graduates, honest professionals, godly leaders, God-honoring citizens, and more family-focused.”
Alex is also a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Travelers Rest High School and is on the football and track teams, all while maintaining a 4.0 grade average. Outside of school, he is a leader in his youth group at Monaghan Baptist Church in Berea. He hopes to have a career in sports broadcasting.
Learn more about the Christian Learning Center here.