On May 19, Grace Academy in Hagerstown celebrated the commencement of the Class of 2012.
Grace Academy's commencement ceremony included 18 students.
The class was addressed by Alex Lehman, teacher and graduate of the school.
The Mary C. Michael Award for the Most Improved Student was presented to Stephanie Powell.
The award recognizes a student who has improved socially, academically and spiritually.
The most prestigious award given by Grace Academy is the Joseph M. Michael Award for Christian Character. The award is given to the student who best exemplifies Christian character in all aspects both in and out of school.
The recipient of the award was Camille Sprecher.
The Citizenship Award, which is given to the student who shows leadership in the classroom, in student life and represents what it means to be a biblically educated citizen, was awarded to Joshua Buwalda.
Diplomas were presented by Jack Appleby, headmaster; Nichole Bowers, principal; and Kenneth Garber, board chairman.
Class salutatorian was Daniel Frederickson, son of Richard and Joan Frederickson of Hagerstown. Daniel will attend Moody Bible College in the fall.
Class valedictorian was Peter Hykes, son of Timothy and Rhonda Hykes of Greencastle, Pa.
Peter will attend Cedarville University in the fall.
Baccalaureate services were held May 18 at the school.
Pastor Eric Boutieller, from Tri-State Fellowship, gave a message of challenge to the students.