Graduation set for May 19

by Bethany Spencer /

The graduation ceremony for the class of 2018 will be held Saturday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Pella Christian High gym.

The class motto is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Speaking for the senior class is Mara Juffer, and the commencement speaker is Lois Vermeer.

First Timothy 4:12 is the class verse:“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Teachers being recognized for service are Larry Hessing for 25 years, Paul Monsma and Noreen Vander Wal for 20 years, and Sheri Haveman for 15 years. Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink will also be recognized for their service, 27 years and 30 years respectively, as they are retiring.

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