Madison Academy celebrated the Seniors in the Class of 2016 during graduation weekend May 19-21. The first event of the weekend was Class Night in the gymnasium. The Class president–Donny Underwood gave an address and Mrs. Kris Fuentes presented the Valedictorian medallion to Corrina Burks and the Salutatorian medallion to Nathan Johnson. The class presented their gifts to the school: a microwave for the lunch room and a mascot costume. Then each Senior thanked their parents and other family members with a tribute and flowers.
Consecration was at the Madison Campus Church at 7:30pm. Mr. Michael Lund, a student teacher this year from Southern Adventist University, was asked to speak. After his address the seniors took candles to the Juniors and symbolically passed the torch. The next day, Seniors were recognized in their home churches for their accomplishments.
Graduation was the highlight of the weekend. Corrina Burks gave the Valedictorian’s address. Jorge Valdespino’s family and friends sang special music. Before the diplomas were handed out scholarships and awards were given to the class totaling more than $750,000.00. The class invited former MA English teacher, Mrs. Pam Gatling, to give the commencement address. She handed out flashing bicycles to each Senior as a part of her presentation.
After the diplomas were handed out the Class of 2017 was introduced
This morning in chapel Mr. Jerry Mangrum, Laundry Director, recognized two seniors that had worked at the laundry all four years and had paid off their entire school bill before graduation. Kris Hanson and Jordan Kittles both received $200 gift cards to spend however they choose.
Today during assembly the classes chose officers for next year. Since the seniors are graduating their class meeting was finalizing details of the weekend.
|President||Avery Kroll||Jordan R. Brown||Marlana Bell|
|Pastor||Osy Garcia||Cody Tishaw||Julianne Plank|
|Activities Coordinator||Jackson Wood||Alayna Hunt||Kirsten Levinskas|
|Finance Officer||Morgan Currie||Cy Durias||Breanna Moore|
|Rachel Hudgens||Kiara Sierra||Rosie Benoit|
Mrs. Fuentes announced today in chapel that if students and their parents had no dinner plans for Tuesday, April 12th that we hoped they would consider coming to the Olive Garden restaurant at Rivergate and supporting the Athletic department. In the fall of this school year we partnered with Olive Garden and earned around a thousand dollars. Hope to see you there.
The Class of 2016 along with the sponsors, families and bus drivers left for Florida for their class trip. The first day will be at the beach and then on to Orlando to experience Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Finally the class with enjoy time at the Wet n Wild water park.