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13 graduate from Heritage Academy

June 11, 2011
  • Troy Cosner II
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Heritage Academy presented diplomas to 13 students on May 27.

Troy Cosner II, son of Troy and Carrie Cosner of Clear Spring, was the class valedictorian.

Cosner will major in international studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He served as class president for all four years of high school, participated in five missions trips, was a member of Quill and Scroll, and was president of the National Honor Society.

Caroline Clark, daughter of Dan Clark of Clear Spring and Kerry Clark of Hagerstown, was the salutatorian.

Clark will major in photography at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. She served as class secretary, was editor of the Heritage yearbook for two years, was a member of the National Honor Society and Quill and Scroll, and went on several mission trips with the school.

Cosner, Clark, Brittany Patey and Brian Hendershot attended Heritage since they were in kindergarten.

Daniel Mowen, son of Bob and Melba Mowen of Clear Spring, received the Vimont award and scholarship given in honor of the first headmaster of the school. The Vimont award recognizes a student who has shown Christ-like character and a servant's heart.

Cosner received the Asaph Award, which is given to the student who has actively participated in the school's music program all four years of high school.

Clark received the Journalism Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the journalism department for four years.

Kenneth Sterner, son of Ken and Dana Sterner of Boonsboro, received a scholarship to attend Cedarville University through the ROTC program from Lt. Col. Rocky Lobash of the U.S. Army.

The speaker for the event was the Rev. John Miller. He encouraged the graduates to remember what they had learned during their years at Heritage, and also emphasized the need for them to continue to study the Bible as they begin a new phase in their lives.

At the end of the ceremony, there was a candle-lighting ceremony. Cosner presented Kathleen Kidd, junior class president, with a lighted candle symbolizing the transfer of student leadership to the Class of 2012.

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