Brethren Christian Junior High School in Whittier, California, had its graduation last night, and the two top students are from the same church–Community Grace Brethren Church of Whittier, Richard Todd, pastor.
Sammy Becerra (left) is the salutatorian and Christopher Bates (right) is the valedictorian. Pastor Richard Todd is in the middle.
The first graduating junior high class was 1957, with continuous graduating classes since that year.
Brethren Christian School is located on the Whittier church’s six-acre church campus and is operated by the church family. The school began in 1953. It is independent from, but cooperates well, with Brethren Christian Schools in Huntington Beach.(photo courtesy Pastor Richard Todd)