Triple C celebrates class of 2016

Kylee Glidden, Katelynn Kelly, Stephen Lewis and Andy White receive Creative Christian Character awards from Pastor Winston Rose.

Triple C’s commencement celebrations marked a notable year of achievement and excellence.

Valedictorian Beatriz Dorea receives an award from James Watler.
Valedictorian Beatriz Dorea receives an award from James Watler.

The 22 graduates attended a baccalaureate service on June 5, when they were inducted into the alumni association. Michaiah Bryan, class of 2006, was the keynote speaker. He challenged the graduates to value their time by investing in those close to them, and to pursue excellence in all that they do.

The graduates received their diplomas and certificates at commencement exercises on June 6. Diplomas were handed out by alumnus and the ceremony’s keynote speaker, Norman Bodden, class of 1953. As part of the school’s tradition, the service began as robed faculty formed a receiving line, holding candles that symbolically lighted the way.

In her speech, valedictorian Beatriz Dorea, who graduated with a 4.27 average, recognized those who helped her to reach this milestone in her life. She gave a special thank you to her parents for their love and support, and encouraged her classmates to go out into the world and not let anything stop them from reaching their goals.

Beatriz won subject awards for English, history, mathematics, science, and Christian education. Tamiyah Ebanks received the subject award for business studies. Subject awards are given in six disciplines to students who have the highest average over four years.

Beatriz also received the Ernst & Young award for outstanding academic achievement and the Outstanding Senior Award, which recognizes scholarship, leadership, citizenship, loyalty and peer and teacher rapport. She also received the Dart STEM award and the Kiwanis grant award.

Salutatorian Amina Aitmessaoud, in her speech, talked about the fond memories that were created with her classmates and teachers.