In ancient Rome and Greece, winners of athletic competitions and military battles were awarded wreaths made of laurel (bay) leaves. These wreaths would have been familiar to the apostle Paul and might have been what he had in mind when he wrote about a victor's crown in his epistles. Long a symbol of honor and success, the school's name reflects our founder's desire that our students be victors in this life and eternity. 

"Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."  2 Timothy 4:8

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