From Bethany to Barca, The Taran Williams Journey
“Taran was the only child who cried at his 1st std interview, clinging to his dad throughout. Yet, 10 years later, he has graduated with distinction in academics and sports, earning an admission to the reputed Barca Residency Academy for youth soccer in Casa Grande, USA.
This transformation took place at Bethany High. The school provides many opportunities for a child’s holistic progress, and Taran quickly grew in confidence along with his classmates. He joined the athletic and football teams, and was able to balance these with his academics under his teacher’s watchful care. Being former sportspersons themselves, his parents were so happy with that balance. Often, he and his teammates would rush off from class to a sports event and return later to teachers who welcomed them but also made them do their homework.
The school’s spiritual atmosphere cultivated by Akash sir and Robert sir connected the classroom and sports field to the chapel. Without this critical link, Taran would not be the person he is today. To excel under God is a blessing and it helps students grow into their potential as successful and responsible citizens. Today, if Taran sheds a tear, it won’t be because he’s afraid, but because he misses his Bethany family, with its classes and carnivals, track-field and fist-bumps, chapel and canteen. With your wishes, he wants to “march boldly onward . . . trusting God and doing the right.”