Highlights from Commencement 2017
Eighty-six members of the Class of 2017 – the first class to be known as the Warriors and the first class to graduate having spent their entire DCS career at the Miamisburg campus — received their diplomas from Dayton Christian School on May 28 during a touching commencement ceremony that included student testimonies, a farewell gift to a beloved teacher, and honors for academic and spiritual development.
The evening began with eight Eagle Scouts from the senior class (20% of the male population of the class) leading the pledge to the American flag. After awards were handed out and diplomas were presented, English teacher Greg Kurtz gave the charge to the graduates.
Other highlights of the evening included:
- The class presented a gift of $1000 for signage around the school to the DCS family. In addition, the class raised $3,000 to honor 40-year veteran Bible teacher Paul Pyle and his wife Nanette by sending them on a trip to Europe.
- Valedictorians of the Class of 2017 were Natalie Carter, Kwangeon Kim, and Sophie Reynolds. Salutatorians were Paul Hodge, Colin Hurst, Bethany Owoeye, and Grace Watkins.
- A number of students were honored with special awards unique to Dayton Christian School. Adayja Kelly received the Esther Award for showing courageous faith in a challenging culture. Colin Hurst was given the Joshua Award for displaying positive participation and leadership at Dayton Christian High School. Bethany Owoeye was honored with the Lydia Award for showing consistent wisdom and a discerning heart in her endeavors at DCHS. The Mary Award, which is voted upon by the senior class, went to Adayja Kelly for her consistent and faithful walk with Christ.
Congratulations, Class of 2017! May God bless your future plans!