The Class of 2020 at The King’s Academy graduated Saturday in a drive-thru commencement ceremony at St. Michael’s Church, Tilden Township.

The academy, an independent Christian school, conferred diplomas on 10 students in its high school class.

Michelle Goodman, school head, told graduates the experiences of their senior year will remain with them in the future.

"It's not what happens, but how you react that matters," she said. "Your senior year will have taught you that no matter where you go, what you do or what you may face, God is going to work it for good in your life."

Families remained in their vehicles as the graduates received their diplomas on a stage outside the church.

Assembled at appropriate social distances, students in cap and gown approached the stage to strains of "Pomp and Circumstance."

Renee Keller, school board president, gave the welcoming address. Board member Lori Minotto performed the invocation.

Jarred Andronie recited the class verse, a passage from 1 Timothy 4:12, urging graduates to be an example to all believers.

Valedictorian Perry Xu and salutatorian Noah Kulp addressed the gathering.

Goodman and academic supervisor Elizabeth Griesemer presented the graduates to Keller, who conferred diplomas.

Jim Hoffman offered the concluding blessing and benediction.

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