Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro graduated three students recently from its Kindergarten program during a formal ceremony held at the school. This year’s Kindergarten graduation class includes, from left, Ryland Gaouette, Destini Turcotte and Nicolas Leao. (Photo courtesy of Grace Baptist Christian Academy).
ATTLEBORO – With all the pomp and pageantry of commencement exercises everywhere, Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro formally graduated three students recently from its Kindergarten program at the school located at 1000 Oak Hill Avenue.
In front of a sizeable gathering of family members, relatives and friends, the three graduates demonstrated their flourishing personal and educational skills in a ceremony which encompassed just 35 minutes, but will be remembered by those in attendance for years to come.
This year’s GBCA Kindergarten graduates are Ryland Gaouette, Nicolas Leao and Destini Turcotte. They were joined in the graduation ceremony by the four members of GBCA’s Pre-Kindergarten program – Ariella Agbasi, Phoenyx Cassidy, Lindsey Cunningham and Faith Watson.
The three graduates entered the school’s chapel to the tunes of “Pomp and Circumstance” and led the gathering in pledges of allegiance to the United States flag, Christian flag and Bible. Following each pledge, the graduates sang songs entitled “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue,” “Praise Him” and “The B-I-B-L-E.”
From left, Grace Baptist Christian Academy Kindergarten graduates Destini Turcotte, Ryland Gaouette and Nicolas Leao admire their diplomas. (Photo courtesy of Grace Baptist Christian Academy)
Under the tutelage of teacher Anna Barrett, the graduates exhibited their newfound knowledge of social studies, arithmetic, reading, language arts, poetry and Bible studies through songs, recitations and verbal comprehension. Later, they joined the Pre-Kindergarten students in performing a shot play entitled “The Squeaky Old Bed.”
After reciting the 23rd Psalm, the graduates were presented diplomas by Pastor Jeffrey Nichols, GBCA’s principal.
“These three young people have made incredible progress socially and academically since the first day of school this year,” Pastor Nichols said. “We thank God for blessing us with them this year and we thank their parents and families for giving us the opportunity to educate them.”
The graduates concluded the ceremony by reciting the poem entitled “Growing.”
Grace Baptist Christian Academy is a coeducational school servicing students in from Massachusetts and Rhode Island in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school boasts a rigorous classical Christian education; a low teacher-to-student ratio; a safe, nurturing and disciplined learning environment; reasonable tuition rates; Advanced Placement and online courses; a computer laboratory; and several extracurricular and interscholastic athletic programs.
Further information about Grace Baptist Christian Academy is available by calling 508-222-8675 or by accessing its Web site at www.gracebaptistchristianacademy.org.