Legacy Christian Academy graduates 39 seniors in the Class of 2013

Students at Legacy Christian Academy have had many great memories, whether they have been there since elementary school or just the past few years.

Legacy Christian Academy, formerly known as Meadow Creek Christian School, is unique because students can be in the same building from kindergarten through 12th grade. By having this experience, they not only form a close bond with their class and other students around the same age but with the teachers as well.

Isak Larson, who enrolled at the school in ninth grade, shared a story of how he and fellow Class of 2013 graduate Trent Goodrich started talking with Ben McGowan at 9 p.m. in the parking lot and ended up talking for two hours. Larson said Jake Mulvihill “made the Bible come alive to me and made me want to learn more.” Dwight Nelson made him feel like a superstar, he said.

Cheyenne Ramsay remembered coming to her first day of school at Meadow Creek Christian School in third grade wearing a dress and sandals with socks. At the time she worried her parents’ forced wardrobe would make it hard to connect with people, but she made a lot of friends over the years and shared a few memorable moments. The most recent memories were the senior class trip and senior prom.

“I’m honored to call every one of you my friends and am excited to see what the future holds,” Ramsay said.

Michael Enfield and Emily Kirby, senior class president, issued challenges to the 39 students of the Class of 2013, which includes them.

Enfield told his classmates to “strive for excellence in everything you do” and be willing to take career risks even if friends and family think they should settle for something that does not interest them but is more stable initially.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living out someone else’s life. Don’t let someone tell you what to do,” he said.

Kirby said now that the Class of 2013 is leaving the protective walls of Legacy Christian Academy, they must be ready to fight for Christianity.

“Don’t fall into complacency and just be a good person. We must fight for our faith,” she said.

Cheyenne Ramsay helps Ashlyn Chaika before the May 31 Legacy Christian Academy Class of 2013 commencement ceremony.Photos by Eric Hagen Legacy Christian Academy Class of 2013 students Connor Peterson, Colton Richards, Aaron Hudak, Michael Enfield, and Kevin Plaisance pose for a photo before the commencement ceremony. Senior Class President Emily Kirby gave the invocation, one of the four graduation reflections, and she was one of two to receive a Connexus Energy scholarship. Tirzah Gerber (second from right) was recognized for 25 years of working at the school, formerly called Meadow Creek Christian School. From left to right: Cheryl Fregeau, Twyla Beyers, Merry Kowalchuk, Jake Mulvihill (enrich and steadfast house principal), Steve Larson (interim school president), Tirzah Gerber and Joel Nydam (nurture and enrich house principal). Fregeau, Beyers and Kowalchuk have all taught at the school for more than 25 years. The Legacy Christian Academy Concert Choir, under the direction of Linda Schleuter, performed two songs during the commencement ceremony and featured seniors James Gabrielson, Emily Kirby, Sarah Lambrecht and Jansons Rudzitis. Malakhi Letterman (left) and Trent Anderson (right) and other graduates walk to their seats in Meadow Creek Christian Church. Ike Larson and Julaina Anderson were two of 39 graduates in the Legacy Christian Academy Class of 2013.
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Tirzah Gerber (second from right) was recognized for 25 years of working at the school, formerly called Meadow Creek Christian School. From left to right: Cheryl Fregeau, Twyla Beyers, Merry Kowalchuk, Jake Mulvihill (enrich and steadfast house principal), Steve Larson (interim school president), Tirzah Gerber and Joel Nydam (nurture and enrich house principal). Fregeau, Beyers and Kowalchuk have all taught at the school for more than 25 years.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]