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Grace Academy holds commencement services

July 21, 2008

Grace Academy, Hagerstown, held commencement services for 18 graduates on Saturday, June 7.

Class Salutatorian Lauren Cox spoke to her fellow graduates about class memories as well as on setting plans for the future.

Class Valedictorian Robert Wolfe III challenged his classmates to set "Higher Standards."

Awards were given to seniors for academic performance and community service and scholarships were awarded for the recipients to attend institutions of higher learning.

The most prestigious award given at Grace Academy is the Joseph E. Michael award, which is named in honor of the husband of the school's founder, Mary C. Michael.

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Rebecca Morgan was chosen as the recipient for the 2007-08 school year.

The Joseph E. Michael Christian Character Award recognizes a Grace Academy high school student for his or her overall Christian character, especially in the areas of humility and service.

The recipient is chosen by the high school faculty and administration.

The keynote address was given by Brian Kelley, dean of students at Grace Academy. He challenged each student to find "Focus."

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