On Saturday May 29, First Preparatory Christian Academy held their graduation ceremony in the church sanctuary. With sixteen graduates, it was an intimate ceremony with parents and other family members reminiscing over time. During the welcoming address, Dr. Charles Canup, FPCA’s Head of School, told the graduating class that their heavenly Father will withhold no good thing from them. “He will give you every talent or favor in which you need”. Breana Finif, the valedictorian, recounted numerous memories of high school including prom, birthdays and more. Finif started at FPCA in middle school, but it was high school when things became a lot more interesting. “Everybody really became who they really were,” she said. “We’ve all grown up, we’ve all changed, we became better people. And a lot of my memories from this school come from high school”. Towards the end of her speech, she shared the most important lesson she learned “To ask for help when you need it, do not let your perfectionism get in the way of getting help,” she said.
Brandon Mallory, the salutatorian, took the time to recognize many of his classmates' unique personalities and character traits. Mallory told his classmates with complete confidence “I know without a shadow of a doubt I will hear great things about each and every one of you,” he said.
See photo gallery here: Class of 2021