Faith Christian Academy Announces 2017 Graduates
POUGHKEEPSIE – Faith Christian Academy (FCA) in Poughkeepsie celebrated the graduation of 21 students on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at a ceremony at the school’s Casperkill campus in Poughkeepsie. This is the FCA’s largest graduating class and its 5th graduating class since the school expanded to an accredited High School in 2010.
Dutchess County Executive, Marcus Molinaro delivered the keynote address and challenged the graduates to stand true to their faith in a world of uncertainty and to live a life of service as an example of their Christian faith and to above all be kind even in the face of adversity and great challenges.
The 2017 class Valedictorian was Sydney Kathryn Beck and the 2017 class Salutatorian was Jordyn Amanda Britton.
Graduates are: Aimee Elizabeth Baker, Alexandra Rose Beck, Sydney Kathryn Beck, Jordyn Amanda Britton, Andrew Thomas Cruz, Nicholas Matthew Koch, Jiahao (Maria) Fu, Lianjie Ge, Minghe Hao, John Kiernan, Ato Kwamena Maranga, Cheyenne Willi´ Mathis, Samantha Mari Pacheco, Isaac David Samuel Sabado, Emily Ann Santiago, Hallie Madison Tompkins, Zhejian Wang, Yuan (Sherry) Xue, Kaisheng Zhang, Yue (Carol) Zhao, Shijia Zhang
All of the graduates will be heading to college in the fall of 2017 attending academic institutions such as Fordham University, Howard University, Marist College, Pace University, Dutchess Community College, Penn State University, San Diego Kenyon College, Gordon College, Herkimer Community College, SUNY Geneseo & Nyack College.
Faith Christian Academy has a 2017 enrollment of 270 students and is blessed with the unique opportunity of enrolling 27 international students from China. In addition to a wonderful work ethic, these students bring a global perspective to FCA. Their participation in class and extra-curricular activities shows that they are active and engaged learners who truly appreciate the opportunity to study at a Christian school.
Faith Christian Academy attained full accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2012. It is an honor to be acknowledged by these two prestigious organizations as a school that sets and achieves high spiritual and academic standards. As an accredited school, we continuously examine how our goals, vision, procedures, and policies support our mission statement and our ultimate goal of glorifying Christ in all that we do.