PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy held its eighth-grade commencement exercises on May 23 honoring four graduates, Daniel Henrikson, Ivy Brown, Claudette Rosario and Gabriel Cook.
Two students were honored for being on the high honor roll with straight A’s throughout the whole year — Daniel Henrikson and Claudette Rosario. Gabriel Cook was also on the high honor roll and Ivy Brown on the honor roll this last term. Daniel and Claudette also won the American Legion Citizenship Awards, and Daniel received the DAR Citizenship Award.
Other awards presented included the Top Student awards in the various subjects and activities: Daniel Henrikson won the Top History, Bible and Athletic awards; Claudette Rosario won the Top Math, Science Fair, Bible, Art and Instrumental Music awards; Gabriel Cook won the Top Science, Creative Writing and Spanish awards; and Ivy Brown won the Choir and Drama awards. Henrikson, Cook and Rosario, along with fifth-grader J’Kira Wolbrecht, were honored for winning first-place honors in Association of Christian Schools International Creative Writing amid 769 students from 62 ACSI schools; along with their ribbons and certificates, each of the students were published in a creative writing journal, with Cook having two pieces published. Sixth-grader Eliza Atkinson, was also honored for Creative Writing. All graduates were honored for their participation in speech and drama activities, and Ivy Brown and Claudette Rosario won Student Loyalty Awards for each attending Princeton Christian Academy for 11 years beginning with preschool.
Justin Bullington, former PCA student and basketball coach, gave the keynote address to the graduates. Ivy Brown and Daniel Henrikson addressed their class, sharing memories and gratitude for the impact of Princeton Christian Academy on their lives. The PCA Choir sang three selections during the ceremony: “Inspiration of Hope,” “Shalom Chaverim,” and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” A cake reception for the graduates was held in the PCA gymnasium following the ceremony.