The King’s Academy’s 2019 Senior Awards Ceremony was a special time of recognition to honor the school’s impressive graduating class.
The Class of 2019 is one of the most academically accomplished in school history, earning a record $16.2 million in scholarship offers and amassing more than 580 acceptances from colleges, including the Ivy League and the United States Air Force Academy, as well as top-tier Christian, private and state universities.
TKA’s Class of 2019 have been admitted to multiple colleges holding top national rankings, with some gaining admission to colleges with highly competitive acceptance rates as low as five percent. The class is also one of the most generous, donating nearly 35,000 hours of community service during their high school years.
During the ceremony, Valedictorian Kyle Martin and Salutatorian Lauren Arrington were presented with silver stoles. The school’s International Student of Distinction Solomon Gao was also recognized. Adding to the impressive academic accomplishments, the class boasted recognition from the College Board with three National Merit Finalists, two Commended Scholars and two National Hispanic Scholars. Twelve seniors earned perfect scores on the subsections of the ACT and SAT, and one senior earned a perfect 36 ACT composite score, the first in TKA history. Forty-one percent of seniors earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher, while 73 percent earned a 3.5 GPA or higher and 90 percent earned a 3.0 GPA or higher. More than a dozen seniors have committed to play sports at top schools, with one being named High School Male Athlete of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Students in the Class of 2019 performed at the 58th presidential inauguration and were the first high school students to debut the high school production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. One senior is a Jimmy Award nominee and will compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City this summer. Several seniors were instrumental in developing new initiatives, such as the Diversity Student Union, positively influencing the entire school community.