Tables filled with pictures, awards and sentimental items made one large centerpiece in Victory Christian School’s gym Friday.
Soon-to-be alumni went from table to table signing items, chatting with classmates and occasionally posing for photos as family and friends brought out their cameras.
For many, Friday night’s graduation signified the closing of one life chapter and the beginning of another.
“My life is really about to begin,” said Caitlin Jackson.
The 18-year-old had attended Victory Christian for eight years. During that time, her faith was developed and strengthened through the school, she said.
“It’s got me closer to God. Bible is always the first class and it gets us through the day,” she said. “Chapel was good, too.”
Principal Dr. Edward Martin said he looks forward to seeing the graduates continue to grow in their faith and recognize the significance of what they have learned thus far.
“I hope they will take with them to never underestimate the value of a good testimony,” he said.
During the graduation ceremony, graduates and other Victory Christian students were recognized for their accomplishments.
Graduates then recognized their parents through a slideshow tribute and personally handing them a rose in appreciation.
Dr. Larry Brown, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, challenged the graduates to remember that life is about serving others.
“Life is not about you making a lot of money – life is you investing in people around you,” he told them.