From modest beginnings as Winyah Lake Academy, our rich heritage and our vision for the future define our sense of continuity and our connection to our community. We are proud of this legacy and the hundred years of quality education we have had the privilege of providing. This centennial celebration is also about the fond memories of the past, the sheer joy of the moment and the hopes and dreams of the future.
These last hundred years have been all about transformation. Advances in transportation, communication and technology have brought us closer together, yet at times, we can feel further apart than ever before. Yet in spite of that, we are more connected by our faith, our humanity and our love of God, family and friends. Enhancing, embracing and strengthening that connection has been a major focus of FLA for the past hundred years and will continue to be for the next hundred.
Over the past century, we have fashioned the groundwork for our ongoing mission to show students Christ, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think critically and empower them as scholars to live the gospel.
This year, we celebrate the hard work, dedication and accomplishments that have enabled us to deliver on that promise. This investment of time and talent has helped us craft an educational environment admired around the world. Today, we are at the crossroads of opportunity, as we continue to evolve and grow, based on the same principles we were founded on one hundred years ago.