The start of this school year has been a full on sprint! We have launched our new website, won a business excellence award and been honored by the service and dedication of the Schwabe family.
Henry Schwabe was born in Cologne Germany and immigrated to the United States as a youth. He was drafted into the US Army during WWII. While stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington and on a visit to Seattle, he met Edith. They married in 1943, after which, Henry was shipped overseas and Edith worked as a seamstress making Navy overcoats. After the war, Henry received a BA and MS from University of Washington School of Engineering. They raised two sons – Reynold and Paul while living in Seattle, Detroit, and Santa Clara CA. After the boys entered college, Edith returned to seamstress. They traveled to Europe and Turkey. Both believed strongly in education and volunteered with the Lutheran Braille Workers assembling books for the blind. Upon retirement, they moved into independent living, and then assisted living in Seattle.
As longtime active Lutherans, they searched for a local pastor to visit and pray with them, and offer Communion. The Schwabes became connected with Amazing Grace and Dr. Zimmerman. As their health declined, Amazing Grace and Dr. Zimmerman continued to provide loving pastoral care. Henry passed to His heavenly Father in 2006 and Edith in 2009. Paul and Reynold continue to visit and worship at Amazing Grace, and encourage its Christian educational outreach mission. Paul, Reynold, and their parents have been instrumental in our new school website and helping reach students for eternity.
There are many ways in which you can follow the Schwabes’ dedication and goal in reaching the community. You can give of your time, treasure, or talent and help our youth be agents of change in our culture.
Our new website has been launched. The old website at agcschool.org will now resend to rentonprep.org. Thanks for visiting our new website and please let us know if you see anything that is unclear. We will be making tweaks throughout the next month as we add more stories from other students and parents.
On September 8th, 2016 we were also a Presenting Sponsor for the Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We told our schools story to the audience. It was a fantastic evening. The Renton City Mayor awarded a 100 year business excellence award to both Boeing and Brotherton Cadillac. Renton Prep was among the finalists for the Best Non-Profit. (Update: Read more about this evening; Renton Prep wins Business Excellence for Non-Profit.)
On Monday September 12, 2016 our entire school assembled in front of the 200 Mill Ave building for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the 3rd floor of the Renton Prep campus. This was a great day for celebration and thankfulness! We appreciate the students parents and friends who have been instrumental in the growth of our school.