By ERICKA WERLING
The valedictorian of the Abilene Baptist Academy told his fellow graduates his thoughts about setting personal goals.
The graduation for the school was Friday night at the Abilene Bible Baptist Church, 410 N. Van Buren.
The school had three graduates: Mary Adele Bishop, Ashten Hardig and Schuyler Chad Trenary.
Valedictorian Schuyler Trenary said that although he had not arrived, he had learned some things about setting goals. He told graduates to set God-pleasing goals, and to aim high, maximize potential. He added that it is important to learn to discipline mind, body and spirit, most importantly with spirit over mind and body.
The graduates presented “official ABA” T-shirts to the administration which showed Principal Jack Herbert’s favorite saying for Abilene Baptist Academy students: “early is on time, on time is late, late is never.”
Bishop was recognized as the salutatorian.
Keynote speaker Matt Williams, president of the Mid America Association for Christian Schools.
Williams focused on the Book of Philippians, which summarizes the thought that only in Christ can one have real joy in life. Williams said that people are looking for prosperity, popularity and pleasure.
Rather, students should look to instruction, internalization, inspiration and illustration.
The Senior Ensemble sang “Make My Life an Alleluia,” and the high school choir sang, “In All things God Works for our good.”