By Jill Harlow – Loveland, Colorado … Campion Academy celebrated the graduation of 47 seniors on May 29, the largest class to graduate in eleven years.
During the weekend activities, Friday evening’s Consecration and Sabbath’s Baccalaureate provided a spiritual emphasis for the graduates and their families.
The senior class praise team led the congregation in worship through music, highlighted by special performances.
On Friday evening, Christine Savage, spiritual vice-president of the class, introduced her father, Matthew Savage, as the speaker for the program. The evening concluded with the tradition of lighting candles, a symbol of passing the torch to the upcoming senior class.
On Sabbath, Campion Adventist Church joined the graduation celebration in the gymnasium and was blessed by speaker Jose Rojas, former NAD director of youth and young adult ministries.
As Commencement speaker, Rojas implored the students to take Jesus with them as they leave the academy. He highlighted the influence of his own academy Bible teacher, Pastor Paul Eagan, grandfather of graduate Christine Savage, who was in attendance at the event.
The members of the class of 2022 have been strong campus leaders and academically high-achieving. Twenty-seven students are National Honor Society members with grade point averages of 3.5 and above. More than half the class completed college credits during their years at Campion, some earning as many as 22 semester hours of college credit.
The graduates were awarded a total of over $1.3 million in scholarships from Union College and more than $3.8 million in total scholarships from Seventh-day Adventist universities across the nation.
–Jill Harlow is Campion Academy’s communication director; photo supplied