On June 8, Veritas Christian Academy in Sparta, New Jersey held its graduation ceremony. Pastor Kendall Everett of Sussex Reformed Church was the speaker for Veritas, a Christian high school. Graduation day is a chapter in the journey of our lives, Rev. Everett said. It’s a memorable one that gives us pause to look behind at how far we’ve come, but more importantly, to look ahead at what’s yet to come. God has a plan and a path for us to take and we must trust in Him for guidance in what lies ahead, he said.
The Veritas Christian Academy Graduating Class (and colleges they will attend where noted):
Colin Healy – Sussex County Community College
Abigail Hipolit – High Point University
Emily Mulder (valedictorian) – Sussex County Community College
Sara Reiff (salutatorian) – Palm Beach Atlantic University
Capris Tannis – County College of Morris
Josiah Thiessen – Cedarville University
Grady Van Ek – Sussex County Community College
Aiden Van Der Ploog – Liberty University
Highlights from the ’22-’23 school year:
- Seniors who took dual enrollment classes are graduating with an average of 13 college credits already completed, giving them a semester’s worth of credits under their belts.
- The inaugural Lion Camp retreat kicked off the school year allowing students to connect early in the year in an outdoor environment with games, activities and preaching to kick off the school year. Lion Camp will become an annual retreat to start the school year.
- The Veritas Christian boys’ and girls’ soccer teams were both crowned league tournament champions.
- Veritas students served the local community through outreach programs at Lafayette Federated Church, Today’s Choice Women’s Health Clinic and supporting Project Christmas.
- The annual spring musical had sold out performances as the students put on Beauty and the Beast Jr.
- The Veritas Christian girls’ basketball team were Metro Conference regular season and tournament champions for the 5th straight year and both the boys’ and girls’ teams competed in the NCSAA National Basketball Tournament.
- For the upcoming school year, Veritas Christian will offer nearly 30 credits worth of dual enrollment classes to help students prepare for their next steps in higher education.
For information of Veritas Christian Academy, visit www.veritasnj.org.