Lititz Christian School Class of 2018 graduates

By on June 13, 2018

The Lititz Christian School completed its 40th year of “Enriching, Equipping, and Empowering students to impact their world for Christ.” They celebrated with the Class of 2018 during the 23rd annual commencement ceremony, which took place on Friday, June 1.

Seventeen students packed up their lockers, said a final good-bye, and walked across the stage to receive their diploma. Salutatorian Kristen Pontz reminisced on the foundation and skills she acquired, not only in high school, but even starting in kindergarten at LC to help her in the years ahead. Valedictorian Jon Martin reminded his fellow graduates that they are not meant to walk this life alone, but to rely on friends and mentors to help guide them on their journey.

“If you try to walk the dangerous path of life alone, you will be easily distracted and may stray from what really matters,” he said. “As we walk out these doors soon, the reality of life awaits us. Each one of us has the ability to shine a light in this dark world, but how successful we are depends on those with whom we surround ourselves.” 

Josh Keener, a consultant at North Group Consultants, took the stage as the keynote speaker. He challenged the Class of 2018 to consider their definition of success.

“The temptation in life is to compare our life, our situation, and our circumstances to the person who is next to us,” said Keener. “As you go from here, know and believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God has a purpose for your life specifically. Don’t worry about what the person beside you is doing. He has a unique call on your life. What does success look like? It looks like following (Jesus).”

Distinguished awards recipients were presented with a plaque and a scholarship. The Athletic Award, in recognition of excellent contributions to the athletic program, was presented to Jennifer Coomer and Dawson Bert. The Fine Arts Award, in recognition to the excellent contributions to the fine arts program, was presented to Alex Christner and Kristen Pontz. The Servant Leadership Award, in recognition of a consistent desire to provide a selfless service and Godly leadership, was presented to Kristen Pontz. The evening concluded with a challenge to the rising Class of 2019, encouraging them to continue the legacy of Lititz Christian by making a lasting impact on fellow students and programs.

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