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Meet Kyle, the 2020 Whit Award winner

Kyle’s wife Anni nominated him for the Whit Award with this entry: “At school the person students turn to is Headmaster Kyle. He seeks Jesus in all he does and says. Students and alumni seek Kyle for encouragement, prayer, wisdom and advice.” Hear the story (and the person) behind this year’s winning entry.

Kyle (the 2020 Whit Award winner) with his wife Anni (who nominated him!) and his family
Kyle (the 2020 Whit Award winner) with his wife Anni (who nominated him!) and his family

222 Responses

    1. I wonder why everyone want to be first . It’s not like u get a prize if your first .🤨
      But I guess that is just me that thinks that being first doesn’t matter

      1. Totally agree I want to quit home school and go back to my public school! Even if… I have to ware a mask…😥😶.

        1. I’ve been going in person since september, and trust me, masks are mega uncomfortable.

    1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I LOVE the mandalorian!!! Personally I don’t like calling him grogu, he will always be baby yoda! lol

        1. It was, but everyone wanted him to have a name, so in season 2 they gave him a name. Grogu. I still always call him the child or baby yoda lol

  1. if there is no other page that is classical music, then can this page PLEASE be classical music?

      1. Have you listened to the episode with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? It is SOOOOOO prophetic.

    1. Whit is offended by you. He just sounds older than he really is (and gets really sensitive about his age). Lol.

      1. dude, he has grandchildren, I did the calculation but I won’t say it because half of you will cry. I don’t think AO will stop though…anyway, I’m 94.769% sure that they’ll keep ‘im alive

  2. You know, instead of trying to be first,.we should quote verses instead of thinking about ourselves. Sorry, just thought this might help.

  3. Hey guys!
    I was just wondering how do you know when a podcast will come out? Or do you not know?

    1. Hey Elena, the verses idea is really cool! That is actually my favorite verse as well. We know when the new podcasts come out because they are posted every other Wednesday.

      1. Say thanks to KAde. 🙂 Thanks so much, I love 1 Timothy 4:12 so much too! Thanks for the info! Like I said, it would be awesome if everyone would post their fav Bible verse!

    2. Elena: it is not on a certain time or day but last time it was released on Dec. 30 for “House Guest” this podcast was released on Jan. 13 for “Meet Kyle the Whit Award Winner”
      So it kind of isn’t on just one day. I just check the website every morning and if there is a podcast I will type in.

  4. Hi! Last podcast someone named KAde posted this comment:
    “I wish people wouldn’t say stuff like “First” or “Hi.” I wish people would post about Bible verses and theological issues.”

    The idea is great, and I would love if people would start doing this. I will post my Bible verse that I would like to share with you all in another comment below.

  5. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12 This is one of my favorite Bible verses, hope it inspires you!

  6. “Hide? I am French, we do not hide! Especially not in such small spaces!”

    “This woman is a fraud!’
    “You, sir, are a fraud!”
    “What!? You cannot call me a fraud when I am calling you a fraud! What is this, kindergarten recess?!’

    Unfortunately, it’s not as funny without the accent.

    1. I still think it’s funny, lol. If you guys are wondering, I think this quote is from Something Old, Something New Part 2

  7. Had anyone seen a comment posted from my friend who posted as “Zendaya Saanvi M.”? She posted from my computer and I don’t think her comment showed up. I was wondering if AIO thought that I was posting under multiple names.

    1. Hey Elizabeth! No, I haven’t seen your friend’s comment yet… maybe it’s still processing.

  8. @ Lydia Elisabeth
    Sorry I haven’t seen your friends post, 🙁
    But it’s really good to hear from you all!
    Do you guys have the AIO app? Cuz if you do then they are commenting on what you would like odyssey to do differently or what they do awesomely, anyway, just wondering if any of you saw that on the app.
    Thanks AIO Staff, you are so Awesome! 😃

  9. The only thing I didn’t like about the app commenting, is hat your post comes out in like 1 hour, which means there are A LOT of posts, it’s hard to find your own post. But it’s cool to se what people think about odyssey!

  10. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
    -James 3:17

    1. @A Friend, Thanks so much for posting a Bible verse!! You picked a really nice one. The more people that post Bible verses, the better!

  11. Did you know that there is sarcasm in the Bible? In Job, after his friends have told him everything he is doing wrong, and blah blah blah blah blah 😁, Job answers them and says, “No doubt but YE are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.”

    Basically saying, “Oh, you are SO smart! When you die the world will be SO depraved of your knowledge!”

  12. “hello you’ve reached Wooten Bassett’s ear, if you’ll kindly say something I’ll say something back.”

  13. “Yeah! Cut off the bad guy’s head when God says to!”


    “Never throw spears at harpists?”

  14. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me, your this and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. -Psalm 23

  15. We have a writers page set up if any of you are interested. It is the April 22, 2020 podcast page. I can’t figure out how to post links.

    1. It might work if you highlight the words in the search bar while you are on that page and then copy and paste it into your comment: the person can just copy and past it into the search bar and it should come up with the page. Is that the right one?

  16. John 12:46 (KJV) I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
    And also
    Proverbs 15:1 (KJV) A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    Psalms 24:8 (KJV) Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
    It was really hard to choose 1

  17. First of all. Hi! Never commented before. 🙂 Anyway, I would like to answer your question Sarah:
    People sin because we are not perfect. God created us in His image. The first people to sin we Adam and Eve when the ate the fruit they were not supposed to. From that moment on, sin entered the world.

  18. My favorite verse is Proverbs 4:18
    “But the path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
    I chose this as my life verse because I want to shine my light for Christ. Also, my name is Esther and the name “Esther” means star. 🤩🤩🤩

    1. Hi Esther! My younger sister is named Esther too. I really like your verse, thanks for sharing it!

      1. Well, tell your sister she and I share a great first name! 🤗😁😁😁🥰
        What is your favorite verse? 🤔💕

  19. because they allow Satan to live in them and the Bible says Satan is the father of all lies..
    I think that’s why???

  20. HA HA nice! I love your comments that are all based on the recent AIO episodes, Lydia Elisabeth! Plus I LOVE French accents!

  21. We also sin because of the Fall in Genesis, I don’t remember exactly the wording in the Bible, but I think and believe God allowed sin to enter the world, so that he could bring Glory to himself, by sending his son to die on the cross for our sins…to show how much he truly loves us.

  22. “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do” (Romans 7:15). “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) We have limited natural ability to properly live up to right standards and values.

  23. We sin, or miss the mark, because of something that dwells in us, in our flesh. Jesus identifies the most significant characteristic of the “flesh,” or our nature, that causes sin. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). It is the weakness of the flesh that gives birth to sin.

  24. I found this AMAZING cite called Why do we sin?, and I truly believe it because I have learned a lot from my pastor, my parents, God’s Word, and elders at my church that are godly men.

  25. There are different views on this topic though. I am still figuring out what exactly I believe on this matter. I believe that God does give us a choice about our actions, but predestination is a very confusing topic. There are several verses that tell us that God has chosen us, but also others that say we have to choose him. I will research this…

    1. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

      Hebrews 11:6

  26. I was just scrolling through and I was really impressed with all of your theological talk. I was going to write a new question, but I could not think of any. My favorite verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid or be though dismayed. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  27. “I feel like God has given us this house.”

    “Probably because he doesn’t want it anymore.”

      1. I don’t. My Mother says if we did we would just sit around listening to AIO all day. 😁 I got the Novacom series for Christmas and I stayed in my room for HOURS doing puzzles and listening. I listened to them all in three days over two 500 piece puzzles!!

        oh and it’s from Something’s Got to Change

  28. ‘no way out’ – the episode had lots of suspense and lots and lots of really cool moments! whoever agrees that this episode is really awesome reply!

  29. I think Wooton is my favorite character mainly because he is the funniest😃😃😃😃🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💖💖💖💖💖🎶LOL

  30. Did anyone go on a Christmas vacation? I had a lot of fun with my family! Where did you go? What did you do? Did you have fun?

    1. I didn’t go on a Christmas vacation but I did have fun with my cousins at my Grandparents house!!

    2. Our family went on Christmas vacation near the beginning of January. We went to a cabin in Tennessee with my Dad’s side of the family. It was SUPER FUN!!!!! Some of the older cousins performed a play call The Wrong Reason for the Season! It was written originally by me and my cousin. ⛄🎅🦌⛪🎄
      The mountains were really pretty! 🏔️

    3. I win t to Wisconsin to see mine grandparents it was so mo much fun theay live on a farm I got to drive the tractor🚜😁😁😁

  31. Today’s quote of randomness: “I bring glad tidings…of a world made free.”

    What and who’s it from?

  32. So I came up with this quote-thingy but I’m not sure if it makes sense or if it’s any good. Thoughts? Here it is:

    When you want to take a step back, step forwards instead.

  33. Other than Penny Bassett, Tamika is definitely next. There are a lot of others too…

  34. “Hey, Jason, did you ever wonder what television would be like in Fairy Tale Land?”

    “Um, nope.”

    “…Thank you, Jason…Well, let’s tune in and find out anyway!”

  35. yall’s adventures in odyssey is so good, good job connie , whit, jason, tom, eugene, tamkia

  36. One of the younger girls looks like one of my old class mates…her name was Devyn.

  37. I just watched a movie called DEEP and the voice of the main Character(deep) is the Voice of Mathew parker (Justin Felbinger)! MY MIND WAS BLOWN! I mean its not every day that you find out one of your favorite Odyssey characters is in a t.v show!


  38. I don’t get it what is so important to be first to comment. I have seen people do this on YouTube too. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    1. If you don’t mind me asking, why is your username Please Help me?
      No offense intended. I’m sorry if it sounded rude.

  39. I don’t know! I do agree. Everybody on YouTube tries to be the first person to comment. Sometimes, people comment without watching the videos.

  40. I made a quote. Do you think it sounds good?

    “The harder the challange, the harder i’ll try”

  41. Hey welcome to the Cool Movie Lover ( CML) page!!!!
    It doesn’t have to be a club if you all don’t want it to be. It’s mostly for sharing your favorite movies and shows and what’s so great about them. Um…I’m not very good at making rules, so just try not to offend anyone with any of the movies you put down. Make sure they’re appropriate to share!!

  42. 3 movies I like are, Sgt. Stubby An American Hero, The Incredible Journey, and The Pirates who Don’t do Anything. A Veggietales Movie.

  43. Has anyone watched elf
    Right now we are watching something called the kimchi chronicles
    It sounds funny but it is a lady who is born in Korea and basically shows the culture of her country

  44. The Lord of the Rings movies are awesome, they got me thru a really rough time in my life, (which I wont go into 🙂 ) It really helped for me to be able to retreat to my Middle Earth in the back of my mind when things got tough. Just felt like sharing one of the reasons WHY I thought the LOTR movies and all things Tolkien are so amazing! 🙂

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