XENIA — Parents Educating at Christian Homes held its 18th commencement May 27 at Dayton Avenue Baptist Church. The class of 2017 had 11 graduates from across Greene, Montgomery, and Warren counties. Most have received their entire education at home.
For 26 years, PEACH has been providing support, encouragement, and fellowship to Christian families who educate their children at home. Monthly meetings, field trips, standardized testing, an annual book sale, and other events assist parents as they educate their children.
The seniors participated in many activities throughout the year, including a service project at the Dayton Gospel Mission, bonfire, and game nights.
The graduates chose red and black for their class colors. Their scripture verse and theme for the year was Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Student recognition included the following: Stefanie Burban, Wright State Commended Academic Performance Scholarship, Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association Scholarship; Justin Haupt, Full Sail University Merit Scholarship; Josh Kastner, Wright State University Academic Scholarship; Benjamin Landreth, Moraine Caddie Scholarship, Moraine Country Club; Josiah Lansford, Cedarville University’s President’s Excellence Scholarship, National Merit Scholar and Christian Williams, Trevecca Nazarene University, Trevecca’s Leadership Scholarship, the Amy Person Academic Scholarship, the Marcus McMahan Memorial Scholarship and multiple scholarships from Trevecca Nazarene’s School of Music.
The classmates of the PEACH Class of 2017 are: Stefanie Burban, Jamestown; Alyssa Cole, Cedarville; Jared Gilcher, Springfield; Meghan Greer, Franklin; Justin Haupt, Springboro; Josh Kastner, Beavercreek; Ben Landreth, Centerville; Josiah Lansford, Jamestown; Justin Haupt, Springboro; Sarah Moore, Sugarcreek Township; Sarah Pointer, Xenia; Christian Williams, Lebanon.
Story courtesy of PEACH.