Morehead-Cain Scholar Profile Reagan Woodard
Stunned and crying tears of joy is how Senior Reagan Woodard reacted to hearing the news that she was named a 2017 Morehead-Cain scholar.
Reagan has attended WCA since kindergarten, and Middle School Principal Larry Hoxie describes her as “humble yet confident as a middle schooler”, and she still displays those same character qualities today. Assistant High School Principal Pam Griffin nominated Reagan for the prestigious scholarship, and she was confirmed as a Morehead-Cain scholar on March 10th, 2017.
She felt so nervous from September to March, as she advanced through 7 interviews and three rounds of cuts. Regarding that experience, Reagan says, “I prayed before I submitted my application. I did not get my hopes up. I knew I needed to have patience and to trust in the Lord. I knew that if I got it, I’ll praise Him, and if I didn’t, I would still praise Him. But look at what the Lord has done!”
Balancing a part-time job, student council responsibilities, playing on the basketball team and participating in the senior play and other class activities – all while maintaining excellent grades – has been a challenge for Reagan. High School Principal Wayne Helder, says “Reagan is an extremely well-rounded student. The Morehead-Cain places significant value on the candidate’s involvement in their school, and in their community. She demonstrates a passion for life and learning that is contagious among her peers. Reagan is an outstanding representative of her family, her school, and her Lord. It has been a joy to watch her grow-up over the course of 13 years at WCA!”
Elementary Principal Sandra Sauls recalls Reagan’s personality in elementary school, “Reagan’s joyful attitude is contagious! From kindergarten to her senior year, she has demonstrated excellence in her work, godliness in her character, and servanthood in her leadership.” She is studying business and Spanish at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she hopes to one day lead a non-profit organization while raising a family of her own.
Reagan feels that WCA has inspired her to be a critical thinker and to confidently voice her own opinions. She also believes that the required course work and even the homework load has prepared her and the senior class to manage their time and priorities, in preparation for college and the full-time work force.
The future indeed looks bright for the WCA Class of 2017. Reagan is part of a remarkable senior class, and she joins several other graduates also attending UNC-Chapel Hill. This class is represented in over twenty-five colleges and universities across the country, and in the military.
Reagan has expressed bittersweet emotions that many students in our Class of 2017 have felt – excitement for the future – but yet some sadness as they’ve left their beloved teachers and longtime friends to depart in different directions. Reagan is the daughter of Todd and Sheryl Woodard and the youngest of three siblings to graduate from WCA and she shared, “Wake Christian is my home. I literally grew up here and I’ll miss my teachers and my friends.”
We can’t wait to see how the Lord uses Reagan and our Class of 2017 graduates!