See You At The Pole is an annual student led day of prayer that gives students of all ages an opportunity to join together. They meet at their school’s flagpole and pray for their school, nation, community, and each other.
If you happened to drive by a local school on Wednesday and saw a large group of people gathered around the flagpole, this is what was taking place. Many schools across Jackson County participate in this event every September.
At Caldwell Elementary School, the size of the circle around the pole grew steadily as the students arrived by car and bus. It started with a small group of around 20 but kept growing each minute. The students enjoyed a crazy song to get things started.
Caldwell student Seattle Hogland shared the scripture which was 1 Chronicles 7:14. This year’s theme of “If...” comes from that scripture.
Mrs. Hass taught the Caldwell students the five finger prayer. Students Kajae Hill, Lane Benson, Emma Daniels and Calli Tidwell lead the group in prayer. The time around the pole ended with the age old hymn “Amazing Grace”.
The Caldwell Students for Christ group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:15 a.m. All students are invited to join this group. The Collins Intermediate School Students for Christ Club led the See You At The Pole event for their school. A large crowd gathered there to pray for their nation, school, and each other.
This annual event brings together thousands at schools throughout our state and nation. This year marks the 29th anniversary of this event. The event started in 1990 with ten Texas students and has spread to more than three million participants internationally. It remains a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
Since 2006, the event has been held on the fourth Wednesday in September and is usually around 7 a.m. prior to the beginning of the school day.