Barrington Christian Academy, friends, family, and faculty joined to witness the Commencement Exercises for the class of 2017. After a week of challenging work and celebration that included senior project presentations, senior banquet, a grad parade through the school and graduation parties this was their final send off.
The class of 2017 chose Ethan Messier of Fall River to give the student address. He spoke about the impact of the education he received on the way he views the world. He eloquently expressed memories for each of his classmates while articulating what they have to look forward to.
Rebecca Palmer, from Barrington, received the Timothy Award. This award is given annually at Commencement and recognizes a senior whose Christian character, scholastic achievement and cooperative spirit have provided a daily example to all of the truth found in 1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
Rob McBride, High School Bible teacher and Choir Director at BCA was chosen by the class to speak on behalf of the school. Throughout his speech which took many turns down memory lane, he encouraged them to remember to go in peace and to bring peace. He surprised them when he performed a song specifically for this class.
Class of 2017 includes:
Jacqueline Boutcher, Samuel Burgess, David Cuellar, Nicholas Fall, Peter Fu, Brian Imana, Curtis Jenkins, Ling Jiang, Ethan Messier, Audrey Miller, Rebecca Palmer, Elena Robson, Haley Scott, Emily Sullivan, Emerasia Vongphachanh, Abigail White, Trevor Wilson, Kelly Yang, Lily Yang, Caitlyn Zimberlin