Providence Classical School to Graduate Six Students

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Providence Classical School will graduate six seniors this Saturday, including valedictorian Brianna Murphy (left) and salutatorian Emily Simpers.
Providence Classical School will graduate six seniors this Saturday, including valedictorian Brianna Murphy (left) and salutatorian Emily Simpers.

Providence Classical School will host the third commencement ceremony in the school’s history Saturday, graduating six seniors, all of whom are pursuing further studies.

Brianna Murphy and Emily Simpers will be honored as the class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, during the ceremony at Grace Covenant Church on Jamestown Road.

Murphy plans on attending Grove City College in Pennsylvania in the fall, while Simpers will attend Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Simpers will also serve as the class commencement speaker.

The six graduating PCS students were accepted to 35 universities and received a total of $809,604 in scholarship offers.

Below is a list of each member of the PCS class of 2015 and their post-graduation plans:

Jacob William Carr, Universal Technical Institute (NASCAR)
Joshua David Howard, Thomas Nelson Community College/College of William & Mary
Joyia Given Lanier, Furman University
Brianna Caitlynn Murphy, Grove City College
John Mathews Pitman IV, Virginia Military Institute
Emily Kirsten Simpers, Hillsdale College

 

Academic Awards

Rhetoric: Brianna Murphy
History and Philosophy: Emily Simpers
Literature: Givie Lanier
Theology: Emily Simpers
Fine Arts: Brianna Murphy and Emily Simpers
Science: Brianna Murphy
Mathematics: Brianna Murphy
Classical Languages (Latin and Greek): Brianna Murphy

 

Character Awards

Compassion: Jacob Carr and Givie Lanier
Truth, Goodness and Beauty: Brianna Murphy
Wisdom: Emily Simpers
Charisma: David Howard
Service: Jack Pitman
Spirit: Brianna Murphy