Summit Christian Academy recently held graduation for the class of 2013.
The class included 40 graduates who were offered nearly $1 million in scholarship potential, and 10o percent of the SCA class of 2013 will be going on to college after graduation.
At the ceremony, Luke Hammer was named valedictorian and Lainey Berry was named salutatorian. Hammer and Berry read their commencement speech together.
“For two students to give a joint commencement speech is a first for SCA,” said SCA Principal Mr. Emir Ruiz-Esparza. “The staff, faculty and families were surprised to see them share the stage, but it was fitting for these two students, as they are great friends. They epitomize great character, leadership, scholarship, and a strong sense of humor. I am excited to see all that is store for these tremendous students and this entire class.”
Longtime Summit Christian Academy friend and former Board member Dr. Harold Finch delivered the keynote address to the students.
“I am proud of our seniors,” said SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson. “SCA has continued to offer college-preparatory classes, and the fact that all of our seniors will be attending college this fall is a testament to our rigorous curriculum, supportive parents, strong faculty and staff, as well as students who are driven to fulfill their God-given potential beyond SCA and in the world of academia.”
Caption: Summit Christian Academy valedictorian Luke Hammer, left, and salutatorian Lainey Berry surprise the audience as they deliver their commencement speech together. Hammer will attend Drake University to major in business management and international relations. Berry will attend John Brown University and will major in business administration.