What's an Alma Mater
By Dr. Roger Erdvig, WCS Headmaster
As I write this article, members of the WCS class of 2022 are preparing to enter a new phase in their relationship with our beloved school. As of Saturday, June 4 at about 12 pm (if all goes according to plan at commencement!), WCS will cease to be their school and will become their alma mater.
The phrase alma mater is typically used for one of two things.
First, it can be a song that’s unique to a particular educational institution– a song that puts to music a statement of affection for and loyalty to the school. WCS has an alma mater in this sense of the word, and it will be sung with gusto at our graduation ceremony on Saturday. Recently re-discovered as we did research for our 75th anniversary, Mr. Noah Allen, our upper school instrumental teacher, has arranged it for choir and orchestra, and it debuted at our Spring Gala. We will sing it year after year at major events to help foster a sense of community and gratitude for the Lord’s work through WCS. (See the end of this article for the lyrics to WCS’s official Alma Mater.)
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