Graduation at Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., was featured recently in the Simi Valley Acorn. The high school is a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church in Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grads get one last lesson in faith
Students graduating from Grace Brethren High School listened as teachers, their principal and a guest speaker told them they should pursue their dreams with the knowledge that a strong Christian faith could help them achieve anything.
The private Christian school held its graduation May 30 at Grace Brethren Church on Sycamore Drive, where 65 students received their diplomas.
Most of them will head off to college in the fall.
During the graduation ceremony, valedictorian Ashley Whitcomb talked about her journey during her four years at Grace Brethren.
“I didn’t know what to expect when I came here, but I did know I wanted to succeed,” she said.
The 17-year-old said her life changed when she was diagnosed with a serious medical condition that affected her nervous system. Instead of being negatively affected by the condition, she found a new way to look at opportunities around her.
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