High School Graduation Program

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Pledge to the American Flag I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge to the Christian Flag

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty for all who believe.

Class of 2022 Blessing

Blessing bestowed on the graduates by parents and relatives

As you embark on your next journey in life, I pray that you will never doubt that I love you, and that my heart is forever yours. I bless you as you enter college and I pray protection over your spirit, soul, and body. I pray for divine guidance as you choose your new friends. I pray that God will grant you Grace to accept the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. ‘The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ (Numbers 6:24-26) Yes, I speak blessings over you, today and forever.

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COMMENCEMENT

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“Do it heartily as to the Lord.” Colossians 3:23 Ceremony begins at 10:00am View vcs.net/hsgraduation for Livestream Special Music

“Sonata K53 in D Major”

Composed by: Domenico Scarlatti Arranged by: Thomas Viloteau

Performed by: Eric Wang Conservatory Student, Classical Guitar Processional

Welcome Invocation

Mr. Mark Lodewyk VCHS Principal

Daryanna Hall ASB Vice President

Pledges

Khushi Loomba ASB Vice President Jaron Zambrano Kong ASB Officer

Student Address

Tevin Wang High Honors Graduate 3


Introduction of Speaker Parent Address

Mia Zhang ASB President

Mr. Henry Kaestner Co-Founder & Partner of Sovereign’s Capital Founder, Faith Driven Entrepreneur

Introduction of Speaker Pastoral Address

Nathan McCann ASB President

Dr. Ed Silvoso Chaplain to the VCS Board of Directors

Class of 2022 Blessing Dr. Ed Silvoso Chaplain to the VCS Board of Directors If you wish to know more about God or receive spiritual guidance, text “Decision” to 833-939-1422 Special Awards Founder’s Award

Mr. Jerry Merza VCS Superintendent

Mrs. Barbara LeBaron Daughter of Mr. David Wallace, VCS Founder

Quest for Excellence Awards

Dr. Clifford Daugherty VCS President

Presentation of Diplomas

Dr. Clifford Daugherty VCS President Mr. Mark Lodewyk VCHS Principal Mr. Michael Sprauve VCS Board Chair

Presentation of the Class of 2022 Benediction Recessional

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Mr. Mark Lodewyk VCHS Principal Darrien Mitri ASB Officer


Award Descriptions Founder’s Award: Chosen by the senior class and presented to a student who best meets the following criteria: • A committed Christian who loves God’s Word • A diligent student • A loving, compassionate person who exemplifies the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) in relationship to family, church, teachers, friends, and community The President’s Quest for Excellence Award: Recognizes a senior who: • Demonstrates an extraordinary personal Quest for Excellence through his/her God-given talent and hard work • Acknowledges that the ultimate measure of excellence is the nature, character, and works of God • Understands that excellence brings influence and that all endeavors should be done heartily as to the Lord to transform the world through virtue, joy, and peace in the Holy Spirit (Colossians 3:23, Romans 14:17)

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GRADUATING Valedictorians Sheryl Hsu Alex Shenhan Gu

Salutatorians Serena Han Ching Pei Jennifer Yueyi Song

Aarts, Annique Marijke Abraham, Joel Jobin Adams, Noklas James Addison, Iman Anaya Agarwal, Sia Aguaristi, Marc Anthony Aguon, Tyler Dene Quichocho Ahmed, Machelle Sara Ahn, Sophie Somin Ajluni, Emily Kathryn Allen, Demitrius Kang Amato, Joseph Dominck Amendt, Alyssa Madison Andrews, Skyler Brayden  Anger, Colby James  Anumandla, Anish Reddy Appannagari, Tanay Aramaki, Samantha Diem Arellano, Michael James Arietta, Cassandra Paige Aslanidi, Kate Ann Baja Lilyana Norma Barrett, Faith Jayne Barry, Jessi Melissa Bauer, Rachel Christine

Bayer, Miles Elliott Beldi, Andrew James Bellistri, Dante Edward Berman, Jakson Bates Biederman, Kavya Hallie  Biester, Paige Michelle Bird, Alexandra Oxana Birdsall, Mitchell Delos Bitter, Jaden Patrick Blake, Alexandra Rose Boncher, Emilie Camille Brady, Gabriella Jane Brajevich, Sydney Lou Pinke  Brooks, Lucy Grace Bui, Alex Khoa-Nguyen Burk, Donovan Armstrong Butler, Jael Inez Cadenas Dominguez, Ximena Calder, Logan James  Candelaria, Kate Alexa Cao, Zhaozhong Caposio, Sara Angelina Carusio-Comisso, Issabella Maria Helena Castillo, Tristan Shane 6


CLASS OF 2022 Cerda, Nykolas Edward Chan, Candice Nicole Co Sing Chan, Milton Shaun-En Chang, Crystal Anne  Chang Eliam Huyai-Yang Chang, Megan Renee Chen, Bryce Chen, Joseph Shen Chen, Wilson Chenn, Courtney YuXin Cheung, Jayden Riley Chhablani, Krish Rajesh Chi, Spencer Jason Chiang, Austin Pak-Hei Chiang, Timothy Meng-Jye Chiu, Allyson Caitlyn  Choe, Ehtan Isaac Chuck, Abigail Georgina Chung, Elias Brady Chung, Ethan Rui-Ming Chuor, Alyssa Dahvy Cluck, Miles Ramirez Coney, Alexander Ryan Cordova-Diba, Natasha Anne Sakura Coxson, Alina Alexandria Crabb, Brayden Antoni  Craig, Alexander James  Cunningham, Kiley Ruth  Damey, Marilyn Alicia Dang, Thuan Ngoc Minh Daryoush, Andrew Raman Das Chowdhury, Kingshuk D’Augusta, Nicolas Gregory Davis, Audrey Anna de Sousa, Lisette Ann Dedios, Joshua Stefan Delgado, Jenna Michelle Diaz, Madison Pegge Ding, Elena

Dinh, Jenna Nga Dininno, Frank Yang Do, Kathalyn Ngoc Dorsey, Sarah Martina Beverly Ehlenberger, Elianna Isabelle Eke, Favour Adaeze Elvander, Jeremy Matthew  Estela, Cristian Felipe Fahey, Kole Matthew Failla, Marcus Anthony Fan, Zhentong Fang, Olivia Minghui Fey, Hudson Bishop  Finwall, Cassidy Rhodes Fletcher, Faith Elizabeth Lee Fruin, Eric Michael Galetti, Anthony Romualdo Santino Gallego, Lionel Paolo Garcia, Elias Anthony Gieg, Spencer Joseph Gill, Tyler Leigh Gmuender, John Everett Graham, Kennedy Sky Gu, Alex Shenhan  Gulati, Jai Guo, Grace  Gupta, Sanya Guven, Gabriella Marie  Habib, Michael Ayman Habtewold, Paulos Firew  Haddad, Sophia Souhaila Elie Hall, Daryana Mae Halvorson, Wade Bradley Hart, Andrew Stephen He, Spencer Yufeng Hernandez, Caleb James Hernandez, Elena Josefina Higgins, Liam Tegtmeier Hill, Gabriella Zora

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Hilton, Isobel Arwen Hituvalli, Diya Hobden, Nathanial Quinn Holder, Evan Michael Hong, Chanel Ella Hong, Nathalie Fiona Hou, Lu Hsu, Sheryl  Hu, Jingzhi Huang, Jack Nai-Chien Huang, Joshua Jia-Hsu Huffman, Kayla Cheyoung Jia, Taoyang Jones, Mason Lee Joshi, Arsh Raj Jun, Anna Kabeche, Elsa Cahina Kaestner, Joseph Rice kakimoto, Evan Connor Kakkar, Ansh Khera, Raj Khour, David Peter  Kiesman, Jacob Christian Kim, Aidan Ramirez Kim Ashley SeoEun Kim, Jonah Dong Shik Kim, Julia Naeyon  Kim, Reena Soomin Kohler, Mateo Allan Kong, Nathan Alexander  Kooiman, James Andrew Kreshel, Easton Ames Krown, Aaviye Karii Kumar Shreya Kwok, Dylan William Lape, Riley Elizabeth Law, Bedelia Layokun, Joshua Boluwatife Le, Audrey Le, Jacob Tien-Dung Le, Nicholas Lau Le, Vivian Nguyen Lee, Angelina Juliet Lee, Dylan Wolfgang

Lee, Gregory Sean Lee, Junhyuk Lee, Marcus Raymond Lemus, Jacqueline Elizabeth  Leto, Sabrina Alexis Levkovic, Isabella Marie Lewis, Nathan Robert Li, Angela Yong  Li, Pingzhong Li, Richey Jiang Li, Ryane  Li, Sunnie Qing  Li, Winston Michael Li, Xiang Li, Yitian Liao, Faith C Lim, Jonathan David  Lindmulder, Zachary David Lira, Richard Michael Liu, Charlie Liu, Shawn Lodewyk, Noah Eric  Loomba, Khushi Lopez, Carlos Daniel Lopez, Julia Kristiann Louis, Kristen Grace Lu, Catherine Xinyu  Lu, Melanie DongDong Luders, Emily Ann Lum, Tyler JW Lundy, Stephen Kent Lynch, Sydney Morgan Macchiarella, Gabrielle Sophia Maloney, Cameron James  Manley, Tate Robert Marques, Antonio Marley Martinez, Karina Martinez Conde, Luis Emiliano Martino, Nathaniel Dixon Martins, Alexandre Scratch Mateus, Brooke Lauren Mattingly, Mariella Louise Maydwell, Timothy James McCann, Nathan William 8


McMahon, Brynn Elliott Meng, Xiangzhen Menge, Luke Joseph Mersho, Reeta Miller, Colin Earl Minami, Joshua Yuji Mitchell, Benjamin Dale Mitri, Darrien Robert Sam Moore, Matthew Ronald  Morgan, Andon Lars Morgan, Jonathan Martin Morris, Jamarr Andre Mosley, Marlo Marie Mukherjee, Rik Dev Musika, Nehemiah Jonathan Myers, Katherine Bodensteiner  Nabokov, Emily Paige Nair, Vaishali Lahima Nalagandla, Indivar Shyam Naroola, Sumira Nur Neal, Alexa Michelle Nevarez, Ezrah Ely Newsom, Callie Rosemary Ngai, Victoria  Nguyen, Athena Kassidy Nguyen, Kevin Nguyen, Natalie Tam  Nguyen, Natlyn Diem Nguyen, Phuong Hoang Nguyen, Charlize Belle Nguyen, Leynah Trucanh Nolan, Jacob Lane O’Brien, Eoin Wang Obringer, Alexandra Oh, Luke H  Okamoto, Ryan Christian  Onu, Chidi Victory Ould, Kaitlyn Elyse Pacheco, Jason Michael Patel, Prithvi D Patterson, Jadyn Brooks Pei, Serena Han Ching  Pennathur, Jayanth Shankar Pereira, Anabel Mae

Perrizo, Pierson Darian Pham-Tran, Michael Quang Minh Piper, Elle Sonia  Pressler, Lisa Renee Prokey, Quentin John Quezada, Kayla Gyselle Ragsac, Abigail Lynn  Rahn, Emelie Ann Rajani, Yash Vinay Rajesh, Arya Red, Madeline Camille Richardson, Lyric Sakai Rivas, Natalie Hope Rojas, Maya Alexandria Rolen, Taylor Ashley  Rosa, Tyler John Rosales, Alyssa Janelle Roychoudhury, Siyona Ruiz, Sofia Isabella Sadarangani, Samira Sakaitani, Noah Seichi Salisbury, Steven Raymond Sandori, Riley Akira Santaga, Chase Vaughan Santoro, Nathan Takeshi  Saran Dhruv Schemerhorn, Seth Shiloh Schumaker-Trottier, Emma Frances Scott, Andrew Hideki  Scott, Nathan Roy Senay, Neorah Shi, Jason Jianchen Shinn, Sophia Hannah  Shiraki, Karen Kioko Singleton, Michael James Smallcombe, Madiha Smith, Serrah Marie Jean Snow, Lauren Elise Soh, Allison S Song, Jennifer Yueyi  Souter, Rogan Cameron Souza, Jessica Ann Sparks, Ryan Lee 9


St. John, Chance Leo Wan, Yifei Starink, Dylan Perry Albert Watson, Eliabeth Daisy Steele, Ella Kay Wells, Breanna Vyvyenne Stewart, Ethan Walter  Weng, Ding Stratton, Makenna Ashlyn Whitstone , William Reed  Súarez, Jacob Christian Will, Carter Joseph Subramanian, Surya Arvind Williams, Tauhja Treynnce Sudano, Isabella Noelani  Wilson, Lauryn Lynnette Szmauz, Alexander Arey Woodall, Tyler Kenji Teaford-Wadman, Lillith Ocean Wu, Evan Haiming Tehada Gamez, Jayden CristineXia, Jonathan Liang Teresi, Kori Jacqueline Xu, Yiqi Terziev, Alexandra Johannesen Yao, Chloe Yuxin Thomas, Hannah Liz Yap, Raymond Thompson, Ava Catherine Yarlagadda , Bhavya Tiano, Olivia Stella Ye, Xi Tran, Aaliyah Kiera-Mai Yee, Leon Tran, Andy Chuong Yi, Marcus Tran, David Huy Yu, Erin Lum Tretter, Blake Lothar Yuan, Alina Xinqing Trinh, Grace Anne Yue, Allene Chulin  Tripathi, Jay Archit Yue, Lucy  Troung, Kayla Le Yun, Justice Mia Tso, Victoria Zambrano Kong, Jaron I Turay, A’XZhae Maliq Zapp, Colby Matthew Uthayopas, Matthew Natee Zeng, Brad Tianhong  Vachani, Samara Shanta Zhang, Cynthia Van, Anthony Ng Zang, James Y Vandal, Emma Cathryn Zhang, Joseph S  Vander Veen, Geoffrey Hans  Zhang, Mia  Vanderkooij, Nikki Deborah Zhang, Quianran Velagapudi, Siri Zhang, Wentao Venegas, Malia Simone Zao Jonathan Yifan Vidwans, Mayuresh Hrishikesh Zhao, Yindi Villanueva, Isabella Zheng, Guanzhou Vogel, Avery Lynn  Zhu, Esther Guo Volpicella, Rachel Nicole Zhu, Eric Perry von Borck, Stella brigitte Zulaica II, Louis Irving Vosetermans, Kai Johan Wang, Chelsey Yu Wang, Eric Junyang Wang, Tairan Wang, Tevin  Wang, Vivian Yian 10


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High Honors Graduate, Top 5% Valedictorian Salutatorian Valley Christian Lifer

Honor Cords: Stole - Top 5% GPA 4.67 or higher Gold - Highest Honors (2 cords) GPA 4.42-4.67 Gold - Honors (1 cord) GPA 4.0-4.41 Blue/Gold – AMSE Honors Royal Blue/Silver - AMSE Major Silver - AMSE Minor Red - International Student Brown/Antique Gold - Conservatory of the Arts Major & Conservatory Fellows Antique Gold - Conservatory of the Arts Minor & Honors Lt. Blue/Gold - Math Honor Society Red/Gold - Spanish Honor Society Purple/Silver - Latin Honor Society Burgundy/Silver - Dance Honor Society Royal Blue/Red/White - American Sign Language Society Black/White - National Computer Science Honor Society Red/White/Blue – French Honor Society Teal – First Generation Graduates Royal Blue/White – DECA Navy Blue/Light Blue – Chinese Honor Society Light Blue/White – BEI Fellows Seniors wearing a blue stole are members of ASB. Seniors wearing a white stole are Valley Christian Lifers. Seniors wearing a gold stole are top 5%.

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MISSION STATEMENT Valley Christian Schools’ mission is to provide a nurturing environment offering quality education supported by a strong foundation of Christian values in partnership with parents, equipping students to become leaders to serve God, to serve their families, and to positively impact their communities and the world.

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VISION STATEMENT A world where every student pursues their personal Quest for Excellence™. FOUNDING STATEMENT Valley Christian Schools supports the homes and churches of students in providing an education that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible, as reflected in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Valley Christian Schools is committed to a Quest for Excellence™ in all of its educational programs, and provides a comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum with a rigorous college preparatory program. Firmly founded on Christian values, Valley Christian Schools challenges youth to aspire toward lives of character, service and influence while pursuing their individual Quests for Excellence. valleychristian

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