Class of 2018
The class of 2018 began the next chapter in their lives after their commencement ceremony on May 25, 2018. They are thankful for the time and energy invested in them by CCS faculty, staff and coaches. "We will leave the comfort and familiarity of high school, our homes and our friends, but in no way will any of these be forgotten. We will depart with His wisdom on our minds, "Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave and strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Graduates (100%) were accepted to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with many earning academic, athletic and leadership scholarships. Click here to view the graduation program listing graduates and where they plan to attend college. Click here to view video of the commencement ceremony.
Footprint Recipients: Students who attended CCS from kindergarten through their senior year were recognized for the footprints they have left on the hearts of those at CCS throughout their K-12 educational career. Those students are: Braden Barbisch, Paul Carpenter, Jacob Curtis, Samantha Galbreath, Josh Holl, Madison Kostak, Mallorie Kostak, Isabel Pogson and Will Young.
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards: The 2018 graduating class had 42% of its members earn the President's Volunteer Service Award for 200 hours of service. These minimum 200 hours alone total over 7,000 hours which is 292 days of service. In many cases, our graduates served significantly more than those hours in their time at CCS.
Valedictorian: Julia Williams earned the distinguished honor of being named Valedictorian for achieving the highest grade point average in her class, and was awarded the Faculty Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Julia will attend Baylor University. Julia was also awarded the Fine Arts Scholarship, which reflects an overall excellence in the arts. Her life verse is Romans 15:13 – Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Salutatorian: Victoria Davies earned the title of Salutatorian for achieving the second highest grade point average among her peers. Tori will attend LeTourneau University. Her life verse is Matthew 28:19-20 – Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Spirit of Paul Scholarship: In honor of CCS supporters Sherwood Beckley, Jerry Van Beek and Edith Van Beek, Jacob Curtis was awarded this scholarship for exhibiting the driving spirit and perseverance of the Apostle Paul who accomplished much for the early church. Jacob will attend Baylor University. His life verse is Proverbs 13:20 – He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Will Rhodes Athletic Scholarship: In memory of former CCS student William David Rhodes, Avery Gwyn and Tyler Landua were chosen to receive this athletic scholarship. These graduates have made public profession of their faith in Jesus Christ, demonstrated Christ-like behavior to fellow students and athletes and were living witnesses to others as they led their teams and followed their coaches. Avery will attend Texas A&M University. Her life verse is John 16:33 – I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Tyler will Oklahoma State University. His life verse is Philippians 2:10-11 – So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Andrew Gladney ('05) Memorial Heart of Gold Scholarship: In memory of alumnus Andrew Gladney ('05), Matthew Mudrow was awarded this scholarship, which recognizes a senior who loves and accepts all, both inside and outside the CCS community; endears others without favoritism; participates wholeheartedly in activities to reflect Christian character and sportsmanship and diligently pursues and excels academically according to his/her ability. Matthew will attend Grand Canyon University. His life verse is Proverbs 27:11 – My son, be wise, and make my heart glad.