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NCCS Class of 2024 Graduation

Congratulations to the North Cobb Christian School, Class of 2024! On Saturday, May 18, we celebrated our incredible graduates and their families as they walked across the stage at graduation. 

Graduation opened with a time of worship and quite a few fascinating statistics from our graduating class. The NCCS class of 2024 has thirteen lifers, 41 younger siblings still at NCCS, and 33 alumni siblings that have graduated from NCCS. Three international students are apart of this class of 2024. The class as a whole completed 314 total Dual Enrollment courses during their time at NCCS, which equates to 981 hours of college credit. 

The college counseling department processed 374 college applications. The Class of 2024 was accepted to 93 different colleges and universities. This class will be attending 36 different colleges and universities, 22 of them being out of state. 16 students will continue their education at a Christian college or university and one student is enlisting into the Air Force. 

85% of our seniors have qualified for the HOPE scholarship, having a HOPE GPA of 3.0 or higher. 27% of the Class of 2024 has achieved the Zell Miller Scholarship as the higher tier of the HOPE scholarship program. This class has earned $2.66 million in HOPE scholarships, and 42 seniors were awarded non-HOPE scholarships. This class has earned $8,029,249.77 in total scholarships. Congratulations to the Class of 2024 and their commitment to excellence!

Along with these many impressive factoids, graduates were also awarded the STAR student award, community service awards and the Kathleen Sutz award, the AJC Cup award, and the Principal's award.

The Star Student award is given to the student with the highest SAT score for their graduating class. Student Ryan Bayes was awarded the STAR Student award and plans to study Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Congratulations Ryan!

Service is a core value at North Cobb Christian School and we believe it has a huge impact on our community when we serve well. There are students that have gone above and beyond in the area of community service that were honored on stage during graduation. The Second Mile Award is awarded to students that have completed 150 hours of service or more. The students that were awarded the Second Mile Award are, Addie English (153 hours), Anna Kate Barfield (171 hours), Elizabeth Turnbough (176 hours), and Julia Haralson (200 hours). 

The I'm Third Award is given to students that have completed 300 hours of community service or more. The recipients of the I'm Third Award are, Marlee Morning (343 hours), Sydney James (367 hours), Owen Siller (430 hours), and Erin Shaylor (440 hours). Great job graduates!

In the class of 2018, Kathleen Sutz completed 1,000 hours of community service over her high school career. Kathleen passed away in the spring before her graduation, but our heart is to continue to honor her commitment to modeling what it looks like to follow Christ in loving others well. The Kathleen Sutz Service Award is given to the student in their graduating class that has completed the most hours of community service over their high school career. Emma Bartlett was honored with this award as she has served a total of 484 hours over her high school career. Congratulations Emma!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup Award is given to the best all-around senior for their basis of scholarship, leadership, and participation in school and community activities. The AJC Cup was awarded to Elizabeth Turnbough! Congratulations Elizabeth!

The Principal's Award is given to a graduate that has demonstrated a strong, growing relationship with Christ, leadership abilities, and service to North Cobb Christian School. The Principal's Award was given to graduate Emma Bartlett! Congratulations Emma!

A tradition at NCCS is to honor those who have demonstrated academic achievement during their time at North Cobb Christian School. The Valedictorian, Emma Bartlett, graduated with a grade point average of 4.527 and has completed 30 hours of college credit. Emma plans to attend Belmont University to study nursing in the Fall. Congratulations Emma!

The Class of 2024 Salutatorian, Hailey Gibson, graduated with a grade point average of 4.514 and has completed 28 hours of college credit. Hailey was recognized by the College Board as part of their National African American Recognition Program and also received the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. Hailey also completed an 80 hour internship with Trilogy Global Healthcare. Hailey plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham working towards a pre-med track. Congratulations Hailey!

After the awards and acknowledgements, the senior class of 2024 lined up and walked the stage to receive their diplomas. They returned to their seats, moved their tassels, and officially became alumni of North Cobb Christian School. We couldn't be more proud!

To our graduates, we love you and we hope you take what you have learned here, and excel into whatever season the Lord has next for you. We look forward to hearing from you and what the Lord is doing in and through you!

It has been an honor and a joy to walk with you over the years. Remember, North Cobb Christian is always home.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2024!