Fifty-three students had their moment in the spotlight during commencement exercises in the school gymnasium.
Saturday, May 23, was a big day for the seniors at Foundation Academy as they walked across the stage and officially graduated from high school. Families were seated according to social distancing guidelines, and students — wearing Foundation Academy face masks — were allowed on the stage one at a time.
Each received a rose to give his or her mother, a senior Bible and a diploma cover. Family photos were taken to commemorate the occasion.
School Board Chairman Vince Higgs told the graduates to “stay faithful, stay encouraged.”
Upper School Principal Sarah Reynolds said the Class of 2020 has been called the “chaos class” because these students were born around the time of 9/11 and are graduating during a pandemic. But, she said, this class should be known as the class of resilience and perseverance.