MCS celebrates 24th Annual Senior High Commencement

Surrounded by family, friends, and the MCS Community, 31 graduating seniors were honored for completing the milestone of graduating high school.

To start the event, Pastor Paul Barnes, Madison Christian Church Lead Minister, gave the Opening Prayer followed by a Welcome from Dean of Academics and High School Principal Kim Miller. The High School Choir performed “Psalm 34 'O Taste and See'” under the direction of Heather Coyan. 

Head of School Dr. Tim Houston shared a Reflection before Kim Miller recognized the long-term partnership of several graduating seniors and their families by presenting the Longevity Recognitions and Legacy Awards:

  • Longevity Recognition (attended MCS from Primary School through 12th grade): Alexi C., Bella L., Kiley W.
  • Legacy Award (attended MCS from kindergarten through 12th grade): Tori B., Calvin C., Reid E., Joy F., Riley G., Jacob H., Kaylah H., Jonathan P., Noah S., Abigail W.-L.

Kim Miller then presented the Character and Academic Awards:

  • State of Ohio Honors Diploma: Aedan A., Alexi C., Calvin C., Seveyah C., Joy F., Kaylah H., Towanda K., Carson L., Gabriella M., Yves P., Jonathan P., Kiley W.
  • Godly Wisdom Award: Jonathan P.
  • Faithful Servant Award: Kiley W.
  • Boldness and Faith Award: Noah S.
  • Fruit of the Spirit Award: Gabriella M.
  • Salutatorian: Kaylah H.
  • Valedictorian: Kiley W.

Pastor David Appelt, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Community Church and 2012 MCS Graduate gave the Commencement Address.

Guidance Counselor Jen Ladd read the names and the virtue selected by their peers of the graduating seniors while Dr. Tim Houston and Kim Miller presented them with their diplomas:

  • Aedan A. - Righteousness
  • Tori B. - Resourcefulness
  • Kaebrianna B.-H. - Empathy
  • Aislynn C. - Goodness
  • Logan C. - Respect
  • Alexi C. - Diligence
  • Calvin C. - Calmness
  • Seveyah C. - Integrity
  • Jake D. - Endurance
  • Reid E. - Servanthood
  • Joy F. - Determination
  • Riley G. - Perseverance
  • Rediet G. - Generosity
  • Kylee H.-L. - Joy
  • Adam H. - Friendliness
  • Xavier H. - Cooperation
  • Jacob H. - Bravery
  • Kaylah H. - Hospitality
  • Towanda K. - Gentleness
  • Carson L. - Thoughtfulness
  • Bella L. - Boldness
  • Gabriella M. - Oderliness
  • Kelsey M. - Loyalty
  • Andrew P. - Adaptability
  • Yves P. - Truthfulness
  • Jonathan P. - Wisdom
  • Noah S. - Teachability
  • Abigail W.-L. - Faithfulness
  • Isabella W. - Justice
  • Kiley W. - Love
  • Rahi Y. - Honor

The congregation sang "Great is Thy Faithfulness" together before the Class of 2024 presented flowers to their families as a thank you for their support in helping them reach this milestone. Pastor Paul Barnes gave a Closing Prayer before the Class of 2024 was officially presented as graduated. Congratulations Class of 2024!