High school students pray together at See You at the Pole

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- High school students across Texoma gathered Wednesday morning for the annual "See You at the Pole" event to pray.

This year’s theme was "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening."

Paige Armstrong, president of First Priority, a group who got together Wednesday morning in Sherman, said, "People often come and share their hearts and minds, and they know that it's going to stay at the pole, and God's going to get the glory, and that they're going to grow as Christians through the experience."

The annual event began with a small group of teenagers at Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas, in 1990 who wanted to make a difference. It is believed 45,000 students participated in over four states the first year.

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  • by robert Location: redoak on Oct 27, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    See You at the Pole is cool. and love on god.
  • by Sharon Location: Texas on Sep 25, 2008 at 07:14 PM
    Awesome... You hit it on the nose Nikki
  • by cadams Location: Oklahoma on Sep 25, 2008 at 06:19 PM
    I just wanted to comment and say as a current college student that "See you at the Pole" is a wonderful meeting that happens around the same day each year at most schools and universities. I, as a Christian, think it is a wonderful thing. Also, for all of your information I attended a high school in southern Oklahoma and a Musium friend of mine took part of our "See You at the Pole" practices. It is a non-domination practice and it is a time for all of us to reach out and hope (even pray to our own God) that our school and community wil stay safe. This is just a little bit of my opinion but if a group of any religion felt the need to pray at/outside/around or in my school they have every right to do so.
  • by bubba redneck Location: sherman on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM
    just a little info for you Dakota..there has been wars around the world for many years and to this day on "HOW" people worship their God....haven't ya heard about the middle east and the fighting between Jews and Muslims that has been going on for centries just of religious beliefs..what about the fight that when on in Ireland and England for many years and to this day between the catholics and the protestant....just because of different religious beliefs.....so don't tell me people don't care on "HOW" you worship your God...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 25, 2008 at 08:45 AM
    Bubba, separation of church and state is a great thing. But, this doesn't infringe on that. Students have the right to pray in school, so long as it isn't disruptive and the prayer doesn't concern any faculty member. If it was a teacher leading them in prayer, that would be wrong. And you're right about a group of Muslim students praying. But, that's the kind of narrow-minded persecution you get around here.
  • by Dakota Location: Platter on Sep 24, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    "how would we react if a bunch of muslims broke out their praying rugs in the middle of the football field??" I would HOPE that anyone else willing and desiring would share the prayer!!! You don't have to kneel on their rug. Why should we care HOW someone worships as long as they acknowledge a 'Higher Power' that I choose to call God.
  • by Mary Location: Sherman on Sep 24, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    Bubba it was kept out of school...it was outside and before school started!!
  • by Nikki on Sep 24, 2008 at 04:05 PM
    Good job students!!...it's your continued boldness to do what you know is right that will keep making a difference for God...we NEED God in school, and need for you to continue keeping God in your hearts to be examples of him in servanthood in school.
  • by SE Location: Bryan on Sep 24, 2008 at 03:52 PM
  • by bubba redneck Location: sherman on Sep 24, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    i don't mind people praying or anything like that..but i have a real problem with it being done on school property...what ever happened to keep church and state seperate and keeping religion out of our schools..how would we react if a bunch of muslims broke out their praying rugs in the middle of the football field?? just my opinion
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