Class of 2019
The class of 2019 began the next chapter in their lives after their commencement ceremony on May 24, 2019. As they disperse onto different paths and plans for their lives, they find great peace in resting in God’s perfect plan for each of them, as stated in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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 a 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: Sam Beckmeier, Hailey Braun, Lauren Storey, Amanda Boyd, Beto Vasquez, Sophia Slabic, Emma Muehlenbrock, Sarah Hawkins and Lauren Muehlenbrock.
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards: The 2019 graduating class had 86% of its members earn the President's Volunteer Service Award for 200 hours of service. In many cases, our graduates served significantly more than those hours in their time at CCS.
Valedictorian: Lauren Storey 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. Along with being named Valedictorian, Lauren was awarded the Texas Education Association’s Highest-Ranking Graduate Award. Lauren will attend Texas A&M University in the fall. Her life verse is Lamentations 3:22-23 - The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
Salutatorian: Cory Chapman earned the title of Salutatorian for achieving the second highest grade point average among his peers. Cory will attend Texas A&M University. His life verse is Hebrews 12:1-2 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Spirit of Paul Scholarship: In 2019, gifts were received in memory of Spyder Broussard (grandfather of Jackson Broussard), David Rhodes and Jerry Van Beek. Beto Vasquez was awarded this scholarship for exhibiting the driving spirit and perseverance of the Apostle Paul who accomplished much for the early church. Beto will attend Baylor University. His life verse is Matthew 6:34 - So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Will Rhodes Athletic Scholarship: In memory of former CCS student William David Rhodes, Sophia Slabic and Joseph Carbone 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. Sophia will attend Texas A&M University. Her life verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 - But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Joseph will attend Louisiana Tech University. His life verse is Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Andrew Gladney ('05) Memorial Heart of Gold Scholarship: In memory of alumnus Andrew Gladney ('05), Samantha Swan 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. Samantha will attend Texas A&M University. Her life verse is John 15:11 - These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
Fine Arts Scholarship: Cypress Christian School has a rich heritage of producing students who excel in the areas of music, art and drama. The Fine Arts Scholarship reflects an overall excellence in the arts. This year's recipients are Sarah Hawkins and Ben Bezner. Sarah will attend Grand Canyon University. Her life verse is Isaiah 40:31 - But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Ben will attend Texas A&M University. His life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.