Heritage Academy, founded in 1969, held its 36th graduation ceremony June 1.
Of the 10 students who graduated that day, four of them have attended Heritage since kindergarten and one since K-4.
Three members of the class of 2009 are second-generation Heritage graduates.
A 1980 graduate of Heritage, Pastor Curtis Hendershot, associate pastor at Harvest Baptist Church and father of one of the graduates, was the commencement speaker.
After the ceremony, the members of the junior class presented each senior with a Bible devotional book and then lined the center aisle holding candles to symbolize the passing of the torch of leadership from the seniors to the juniors.
Class valedictorian Jimmy Smyly, son of Jim and Diane Smyly of Big Pool, challenged his classmates.
"Live your lives so others will see the difference Christ makes in you. Use your talents, gifts, and abilities for God's glory as you follow His will for your life," he told the graduates.