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Meadowview Christian School fights off rain to hold graduation ceremony

Meadowview Christian School overcame a heavy rainstorm to hold its graduation Thursday at Wasden Field.

Erin McIntyre and Baylee House, the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, each delivered emotional farewell speeches before family and limited guests because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and guests sat the required six-feet apart for social distancing.

McIntyre, who will play volleyball at Huntingdon College next season, spoke about her father, Bryan McIntyre, being an influence. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

“My father taught me that everything is a competition,” McIntyre said. “It’s an honor to graduate from Meadowview Christian School. My three sisters, Carol Ann McIntyre, Katey Smith, and Haley Rosa, all graduated from Meadowview Christian and I always looked up to them.”

House, who will attend the University of West Alabama next year, compared learning at MCS to a totem pole.

“As we were going through school, we were at the bottom like a totem pole,” said House, who finished with a 3.9 GPA and 22 ACT score.

Taylor Green delivered the invocation and scripture to open the ceremony. Garrett Brech wrapped up the ceremony with the benediction. Donna Hollis presented awards and roses.

Here are the other members in MCS’ graduating class: Camryn Basham, Alexander Colquitt, Katelee Hagan, Christian Jones, Chemar McGuire, Devin Pierson, Estella Reynolds, Kate Reynolds, Lauren Ross, Christian Walker, Lauryn Wilkinson and Landen Williamson.

MCS headmaster Bob Taylor, who presented the diplomas, said he enjoyed watching the Class of 2020 develop into solid students and people.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of your lives the past two years,” Taylor said. “I wish you nothing but the best.”