Christian student organization leads August 6 prayer walk at Volunteer High School |

The Christian organization run by volunteer high school students “First Priority Club” will organize a prayer walk on campus on Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 a.m.

The event is to coincide with the Tennessee Weekend of Prayer Over Students, a statewide recognition that takes place the first weekend in August each year.

The Tennessee Student Prayer Weekend was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2015 and signed into law by then-Governor Bill Haslam.

VHS senior Eliza Smith told the review that the Volunteer High School First Priority Club is a student-run organization working in ministry alongside hundreds of partner clubs across the country to “see the hope of Christ in every student.

“We were recently relaunched into 2021 for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year when our current leadership team along with several newly graduated graduates reached out to Area Director Haley Wherry,” Smith said. “All students are invited to join us for our weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in Chorus Room 601. Morning meetings hosted up to 50 students with after-school tailgates, fundraising sponsorships food, religious forums, friends and alumni gifts that complement our regular programming.

Smith added, “This year we are looking to expand our reach to include additional monthly social, service and gospel activities. Additional information and announcements can be accessed on our Instagram page, @falconfirstpriority.

The August 6 prayer walk will take place at the VHS mast near the main entrance where participants will march in groups to various stations scattered outside the school.

Different student leaders will lead prayer at each station on a variety of topics.

“I feel drawn to pray that each student will know their worth and part of the fabric of our school,” Smith said. “I pray that every student finds a home at Volunteer, with every Falcon committing to ensuring that no one feels alone to allow a sense of community to flourish within the school and surrounding area. “

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