When McKenzie Pope goes to school, she looks forward to adding more facts to her knowledge and being challenged academically.
“I really like learning different things,” the Victory Christian School freshman said.
The 15-year-old said she spends about two hours studying what she’s learned from each day, which also helps her bring home A’s and B’s.
At the Christian school, the inclusion of religion makes learning even more exciting, McKenzie said.
“They put God into our education, and that’s something that’s important to me,” she said.
Bible is one of her favorite classes.
“It is really interesting,” she said. “We learn so many different things in there.”
She is also involved in school athletics. She played volleyball this past fall and will play softball this season.
Outside school, she actively gives back. She participates in the youth group at Victory Baptist Church and volunteers at the Garden City Rescue Mission in Augusta, where her parents, Keith and Ansley Pope, work as the executive director and women and children’s director, respectively.
“I like working in the ministry with the homeless because I enjoy helping others,” she said.
She hasn’t decided what her future career path will be, but she’s thinking about being a pediatric nurse, she said.