Northwest Christian Schools graduated 70 students in a unique ceremony on Saturday, June 8th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Activity Center at the Upper Campus in Colbert.
The members of the class of 2019 followed Northwest Christian tradition in participating in the graduation ribbon cutting ceremony. They stood together in their caps and gowns, united by a portion of a long, wide yellow ribbon. When each student’s name is called, a video presentation of their life appears on a screen. Then the ribbon that unites them is cut, a poignant symbol that the graduate is now ready to leave school and go out into the world.
There are 8 valedictorians for the NWC class of 2019. They are, Hannah Allen, Grace Ammon, Stephen Culbertson, Dayoon Kim, Bradie Mathews, Abby Mikiska, Jordan Rabe, Katarina Roth. Each valedictorian gave a short speech or have a special part in the ceremony.
Eleven graduating seniors were recognized as 13-year students–a special honor reserved for those who have attended Northwest Christian since kindergarten. Two graduates were recognized as 12-year seniors, who have attended the school since first grade. Four students have attended NWCS for 14 years, and 8 students for 15 years.
We are proud of the graduating class of 2019. This hard working group of students boasts 51 graduates who will attend a 4-year university and 11 graduates who will attend a 2-year college. Not only are 62 students continuing their education, three graduates will serve in the military, two will complete an internship in their chosen field of study and three students have secured post-high school employment. Additionally, out of this class of 70 seniors, ten student-athletes have committed to play sports at the collegiate level.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on these outstanding achievements!