PARSIPPANY — Alyssa Chellaraj, an upcoming Senior at Parsippany Christian School, was among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general.
“Being able to attend the SLE at West Point, I was able to learn a lot about the life of a West Point Cadet. I was able to do some military training and had the opportunity to attend classes each day that resembled a cadet’s class,” stated Chellaraj. “The biggest thing I learned was about leadership and the important values that come with being a good and disciplined leader.”
Chellaraj was also inducted into the American Christian Honor Society this June. The American Christian Honor Society was created to honor qualified high school students in member schools. The American Christian Honor Society seeks to: Advance Christian Scholarship, Challenge Christian Leadership, Honor Christian Character, and Stimulate Christian Service.
This July, Chellaraj will be attending the Youth Legislative Training Conference (YLTC) in Washington D.C. Here, she will benefit from several activities including a Congressional briefing, professional workshops, and a mock Senate simulation in which she will debate real world issues.
“Discipline and hard work are the catalysts for success in any area of life,” stated Parsippany Christian Principal David Detwiler. “Alyssa has been the model student for discipline, hard-work, self-motivation, and determination. It is because of these character traits Alyssa has excelled and has been selected as a representative of both PCS and NJ at this summer’s Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. and was chosen as part of a selective group to participate in the Summer Leaders Experience at West Point.”
About Parsippany Christian School
Established in 1970, Parsippany Christian School has been one of the key ministries of Parsippany Baptist Church, conveniently located near the junctions of Route 10, 46, 80, and 287 in Morris County in Northern N.J. Parsippany Christian School educates students with classes from pre-Kindergarten through High School. Our goal is to assist and thus to partner with parents in their biblical role of both academic and spiritual education by offering a superior core education that encompasses both in a Christian worldview. Our faculty is dedicated to both sound academic instruction as well as to godly mentorship. The end goal is to train the next generation of Christian young people who will demonstrate biblical wisdom by surrendering their lives to the will of God and who will serve as a witness and testimony for Him in their community whether that be in the secular workforce or in full-time ministry. For more information click here.