Seven students graduated Thursday night as part of the Boyd Christian School class of 2016 that held commencement ceremonies at Central Church of Christ.
“Let’s try to represent our families, our community, our school and most importantly, our God to the best of our abilities,” encouraged class valedictorian Philip Brock in his speech.
Philip McCrae Brock graduated along with salutatorian Landon Parker Scott and fellow class members Mikayla Lee Ann Carroll, Jordan Elizabeth Floyd, Ethan Christopher Phillips, John Sterling Rigsby and Pano Dimitrios Zavogiannis.
They marched in to the familiar tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” and were led in the invocation by assistant principal Richard Burks. Opening remarks were made by principal Jessica Akers, who praised the senior class for its dedication.
Scott, in his salutatorian speech, told his fellow graduates the sky is the limit when it comes to life.
“We may not know what the future holds, but if we keep our faith in God we will do great things and go far,” Scott said.
He pointed to his classmates, noting they made his journey through high school one he will always remember.
“I will never forget the years we spent at Boyd Christian School and will cherish them forever,” Scott said
Keynote speaker Kevin Key praised the graduates for their dedication and encouraged them to stay on the right path. He also gave credit to the parents who stood behind their children during their time at Boyd.
“Thank you for the sacrifices you made for your children to be students at Boyd Christian,” Key said.
Video highlights from Boyd graduation can be found in the multimedia section at southerstandard.com.