The King’s Academy held commencement exercises Friday, May 31 for 115 graduating seniors. They successfully met and exceeded TKA’s rigorous academic curriculum, with Valedictorian Kevin Shan leading the way a 4.70 cumulative GPA.
The class also contributed nearly 28,000 total hours of community service time. They have been recognized nationally for academic achievement, led TKA’s championship athletic teams to the state finals, commanded the stage in numerous award-winning musicals, plays and productions, and excelled in choral and band competitions.
High School Principal Sonya Jones was impressed by the seniors’ efforts. “This is a class of outstanding leaders, and it is gratifying to see their hard work pay off,” she said. “One of the things that we stress at King’s is producing Christian leaders who will go out and change their world. I’m sure that this class has both the knowledge and the opportunities in higher education to do just that.”
As a result of their efforts, 2013 graduates boast an impressive list of college acceptances from highly selective colleges and universities including: Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, the University of Florida, Fordham University, George Washington University, Rollins College, the United States Naval Academy, the University of Miami and many others.
The King’s Academy’s 2013 senior class has received nearly $7 million in scholarships to date, averaging more than $71,000 for each student. Director of College Counseling Heather Najmabadi and her staff meet with each high school student and their families to assist with their college searches including the scholarship application process.
ABOVE: Hayley Field, Julia Collins, Jacob Percy, Amanda Fiedor and Jacob McCarty before the graduation ceremony.