Lititz Christian School graduates 11

By on June 12, 2019

The Lititz Christian School Class of 2019 is (front row, left to right) Amy Zhou, Nichole Stanley, Katie Borg, and Nicole Schlegel; (back, l-r) Conner Velkly, Blake Herr, Nathan Yager, James Mock, Logan Coolbeth, Benuel Lapp, and Lio Padulese.


The Lititz Christian School completed its 41st year of “Enriching, Equipping, and Empowering students to impact their world for Christ.”

They celebrated with the Class of 2019 during the 24th annual commencement ceremony, which took place on Friday, May 31. Eleven students packed up their lockers, said a final good-bye, and walked across the stage to receive their diploma.

Salutatorian, Yuru (Amy) Zhou, challenged her classmates and audience to take risks, take adventures, trusting God in the process.

“Live each day asking God to guide and direct you as He opens doors of opportunities and new experiences,” she advised.

Valedictorian Benuel Lapp marveled at the uniqueness of his graduating class, and the bond that evolved from it. He left the stage with the challenge to be bold and be different, quoting Dr. Seuss: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Mrs. Rachel Spier Weaver, senior human resources business partner at HOPE International, took the stage as the keynote speaker. She challenged the Class of 2019 to stop pursuing their passion. Instead, she encouraged students to have a growth mindset.

“Passion isn’t fixed. It is evolving. It changes, emerges, morphs, after testing and trying and exploring,” Weaver said. “That’s how God made you. Instead of repeatedly asking yourself, ‘what is my passion?’ humble yourself, work hard, learn how to serve. And whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”

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 Nichole Stanley and Logan Coolbeth.

The Fine Arts Award, in recognition to the excellent contributions to the fine arts program, was presented to Nathan Yager and Benuel Lapp.

The Servant Leadership Award, in recognition of a consistent desire to provide a selfless service and Godly leadership, was presented to Benuel Lapp.

The evening concluded with a challenge to the rising Class of 2020, encouraging them to continue the legacy of Lititz Christian by making a lasting impact on fellow students and programs.

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