On the night of May 29th, 2015, New Testament Christian School honored its students and parents with its 26th Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception. This event was to celebrate its “Brightest Stars” as referred to in Philippians 2:15-16, “You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the Word of Life.” Students, parents, and other family members were welcomed by Justin Riegsecker, principal of NTCS. Following “The Lord’s Prayer” led by K5 through 5th grade students, the audience was treated to some entertainment provided by the same students. They sang “The Steps of a Good Man” (Psalm 37:23), impressed the audience with their recitation of The Ten Commandments, and gave an energetic presentation of the “Fruit of the Spirit” song.
Teachers and staff recognized were Tina Agner (K5-1st grade teacher), Nancy Taylor (2nd-3rd grade teacher), Christine Peters (4th-5th grade teacher), Debbie Starling, Johnny Taylor, Elaine Doyle (Middle School and High School teachers), Allen Cochran (PE teacher), Norman Garbutt (Maintenance), and Justin Riegsecker (Principal). Justin and Nicole Kinsey were also recognized for their expertise in coaching the Girls’ Basketball Team this year. Johnny Taylor, the retiring advanced math teacher, was recognized for his 17 years of volunteer teaching at NTCS. Awards presented included diplomas and medallions for three K5 students going up to 1st grade.
These students were Sawyer Agner, Logan Doty, and Abigail Riegsecker. Levi Kinsey, a younger arrival in the class, was awarded Rookie of the Year award. Most Outstanding Student trophies were given to Kadyn Lewis (1st), Nathan Reader (2nd), Cannon Brooker (2nd), Isaac Starling (3rd), Matthew Reader (4th), Dalton Cochran and Kristen McClune (5th), Gabriel Kervin (6th), Leanna Kinsey (8th), and Kaitlyn Kinsey (10th). These students excelled in their classes and received the highest averages in three or more classes. Special trophies for highest average in a particular subject were presented to Halle Lehman (Math 2nd), Amelia Riegsecker (Science 3rd), Kaylee McClune (Science 2nd), Tristin Kiczek (Artistic Excellence 3rd), Kelsey Haire (Spelling 4th), Jermerial Ross (Spelling 5th), Shawn Medders (Science 5th), Lexie Reyna (History 7th), Erin Taylor (Math 7th), Brittany Edwards (Algebra I 9th), Kevin Ross (American Civics & Economics 11th), A.J. Doyle (Earth & Space Science 10th), and Chance Webb (New Testament Study 12th). Honor Roll students were recognized and awarded Gold and Silver cups.
Those who received a special award for “All A’s” all year were Dalton Cochran and Leanna Kinsey. Students on the “A” Honor Roll included Kaitlyn Kinsey, Brittany Edwards, Lexie Reyna, Erin Taylor, Gabriel Kervin, Kristen McClune, Kelsey Haire, Isaac Starling, Amelia Riegsecker, Nathan Reader, Kaylee McClune and Cannon Brooker. Those receiving “B” Honor Roll trophies were Chance Webb, A.J. Doyle, Savanna Edwards, Jermerial Ross, Shawn Medders, Matthew Reader, and Alana Kervin. An Excellence in Achievement Trophy was presented to Kevin Ross for outstanding academic work done in his classes. Most Christ-Like Student awards were presented to two sisters who tied for the honor—Kaitlyn Kinsey (10th) and Leanna Kinsey (8th). This award was based upon votes from students as well as teachers. Last, the NTCS graduates were recognized.
Those awarded the Senior Trophy were Kallai Marie Collinsworth and Chance Brittan Webb. Their Graduation Ceremony was held on Sunday morning, May 31st with Justin Riegsecker, principal, presenting the graduation address and the diplomas. New Testament Christian Center presented each graduate with their chosen Bible. Following the Awards Ceremony, an elegant Dessert Reception was held in the Fellowship Hall. Students and families enjoyed the delicacies and gathered at the four photo settings for pictures. One of the outstanding hits of the night included the Victorian photo backdrop where students were provided with hats, moustaches, and Victorian glasses for props. New Testament Christian School, founded in 1988, is blessed with an excellent staff and outstanding students being challenged academically in a Christian environment.
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1. Photo Submitted. - Kallai Marie Collins-worth, a 2015 graduate, is excited to receive her Senior Trophy from NTCS.
2. njoying the Awards Ceremony and Reception(from left to right) were Leanna Kinsey, Caitlyn Jordan, Erin Taylor, and Lexie Reyna.
3. Photo Submitted. - The K5 through 5th grade classes provided some entertainment during the Awards Ceremony. Pictured in the back, from left to right, are: Kristen McClune, Alana Kervin, Jermerial Ross, Dalton Cochran and Matthew Reader. Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are: Sawyer Agner,Logan Doty,Kaylee McClune,Amelia Riegsecker, Abigail Riegsecker, Kelsey Haire, Shawn Medders, Isaac Starling, Nathan Reader, Cannon Brooker, and Kadyn Lewis.