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12 graduate from Heritage

June 26, 2006

The graduation ceremony for Heritage Academy's class of 2006 was May 28 in the Heritage Chapel auditorium.

Members of the graduating class were Justin Cutchall, Jeremy Dozier, Tiffany Dudeck, Jonathan Ellis, Travis Hendershot, Meredith Johnson, David Kidd, Rebecca Marquiss, Peter Shatzer, Sarah Smith, Lindsey Sword and Luke Therrien.

Luke Therrien was class valedictorian, and spoke during the ceremony on the topic "Don't Waste Your Life." Meredith Johnson served as class salutatorian, and the topic of her speech was "The Next Chapter of Our Lives."

The keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony was George Michael, pastor of Adult Education and Administration at Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, W.Va. He encouraged the graduates to continue learning.

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Class members receiving awards and recognition were:

Jonathan Ellis - Presidential Educational Excellence Award

Travis Hendershot - Association of Christian School International's Distinguished Christian High School Student award for athletics; Presidential Educational Excellence Award; and academic honors award

Meredith Johnson - Journalist of the Year; Journalism Achievement Award; Director's Chair Award; ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student award for academics and leadership; Whitetail Mountain Resort Scholarship; Presidential Educational Excellence Award; academic distinguished honors award; and William H. Vimont Award for service to the school.

David Kidd - ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student award for Christian service, athletics and leadership; Army ROTC full scholarship to Cedarville University; Presidential Educational Excellence Award; and academic honors award.

Rebecca Marquiss - ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student award for fine arts.

Luke Therrien - ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student award for academics; Presidential Educational Excellence Award; and academic distinguished honors award.

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