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2016 Graduation

Hundreds of Thousands in Scholarship Dollars Awarded

2016 Graduation

Press Release

Wilmington Christian School Announces

HOCKESSIN, Del. – Wilmington Christian School conferred high school diplomas upon 67 graduating seniors June 4, sending into the world one of the largest senior classes in recent history.

Eighty percent of the graduates achieved honors, high honors, or highest honors status for delivering an overall strong academic performance during their four years at the school. Daniel Lutz of Landenberg, PA was named class Valedictorian. Annika Roberts of Landenberg, PA and Lydia Deaton of Hockessin, DE were named co-Salutatorians.

Lutz will attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College, where he was awarded $20,000 in combined Merit and Carson Scholarships. Roberts has chosen to attend Liberty University, where she has been awarded a $25,000 annual Field Hockey Scholarship and a $6,000 annual academic scholarship. Deaton will attend George Washington University in the fall, and has been awarded a $25,000 annual Academic Scholarship.

The class of 2016 has been awarded more than $500,000 in academic, athletic, and arts-related scholarships for the next academic year alone.

“We are exceptionally proud of these students and every student who received a diploma last Saturday,” said William Stevens, headmaster of Wilmington Christian School. “Each student is fully prepared not only to succeed in work and in life, but also to love and serve the Lord in his or her own unique way. We cannot wait to see the further accomplishments of these outstanding young people.”

Connor Pitman of Newark, DE earned the school’s Christian Character Award, and class president Rachel Stanley won the Senior Service Award. Lutz earned the Prudential Spirit of Community Achievement Award, and Samantha Drummond won the Prudential Spirit of Community Merit Award. Other major awards conferred include:

Air Force ROTC Scholarship: Ben Blatchford
AATG Outstanding High School Senior, German Award: Lydia Deaton
Principal’s Leadership Award: Rachel Stanley
The Rensselaer Medal Award: Daniel Lutz
NFHCA National Academic Squad: Sydney Baffone, Lydia Deaton, Jenna Johnson, Jenny Kurlej, and Annika Roberts
ACA Chemistry Awards: Lydia Deaton
HOBY Representatives: Gina Kang and Jenny Kurlej
U.S. Figure Skating Bronze Level Achievement Award: Hanna Alderman
Delaware Music Educators Association (All-State Chorus): Isaac Barrick and Margaret Botbyl
Scholastic Art Award Winners: Nanxi Jin, Wystan Wang, Molly McGrail
Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, Excellence in Drawing Contest: Wystan Wang

The graduates will continue on to the following schools:

Liberty University (four students)
University of Delaware (ten)
Virginia Tech (three)
Cairn University (two)
George Washington University (two)
Rochester Institute of Technology (two)
Delaware Technical and Community College (two)
University of Valley Forge
Lee University
West Virginia University
Temple University
The University of Iowa
Mont Clare Academy
George Washington University
Rutgers University (Honors College)
Rowan University
Williamson College of the Trades
Cedarville University
Delaware State University
Geneva College
Roanoke College
Marywood University
Carthage College
Messiah College
Alfred University
Towson University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Renssalear Polytechnic Institute
Concordia University
University of Pittsburgh Honors College
Marist University
Rochester Institute of Technology
West Chester University
Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
University of New Haven
Monmouth University
New York University
Lynn University
College of Charleston
LaSalle University
Caldwell University
Furman University
Elizabethtown College
Wilmington University
St. Louis University
Taylor University

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