A positive endorsement of your school from a former student in a newspaper is worth more than multiple paid advertisements. This is especially so when the endorsement is embedded in a human interest story about the student - rather than seen as a direct promotion.

Author of “Katie Watson and the Painter’s Plot,” Mary Elizabeth Blume Stead is including her former school Prince Avenue Christian School on her book tour. What she says about the school reflects well on the school's culture and dedication of teachers.

The article quotes her... 
“No matter where I am—on a walk in the woods or off to India—I am always on the lookout for the next story idea,” she said. “My years at PACS were so special. I’m indebted to so many wonderful teachers who inspired and encouraged me, both spiritually and academically. One person who stood out, she said, is her fourth grade teacher, Linda Gore, who let students borrow books from her personal collection, read “The Chronicles of Narnia” aloud and screened “Anne of Green Gables” during lunch period. Stead’s drama teacher, Candy Todd, helped her develop confidence."

What Alumni stories and endorsements have you shared lately with your community?

Source: PACS alumna and author visits school