Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy ended its 27th school year with a graduation and awards ceremony May 25 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
Rebecca Flores, daughter of Ernie and Raylinda Flores, received her high school diploma. IBCA also presented a diploma to kindergarten graduate Ethan Burns.
Ann Shaw was recognized for 25 years of teaching at IBCA.
At the annual awards ceremony, various awards were given to students based on outstanding academic and scholastic achievements and commendable character traits.
IBCA’s top award, the I Timothy 4:12 Award given for exemplary Christian character, went to Trey Kretzinger. Merit certificates were given to Ben Brown, Jordan Davis, Noah Flores, Travis Geeslin, Lana Luman and Jes Slimp for scoring 100 on at least 33 percent of their tests during the year.
Commendable academic certificates were presented to Julia Brown, Kylie Luman, Trey Kretzinger and Jacob Rhodes for scoring 100 on at least 25 percent of their tests during the year.
Ben Brown, Jordan Davis, Noah Flores, Travis Geeslin, Kylie and Lana Luman, Jacob Rhodes and Jes Slimp earned Pastor’s Honor Roll certificates by having an overall grade average of 95 to 100.
Johnathan and Julia Brown, Trey Kretzinger and Aubrie Summers earned Principal’s Honor Roll certificates by having an overall grade average of 90 to 94.
Students completing the most PACE’s overall were recognized. PACE’s are the combined textbook/workbooks in which the students study and work. Trophies were given for first place, and ribbons were given for second and third.
Those recognized included:
First place – Kylie Luman, (first through sixth); Trey Kretzinger (seventh through 12th)
Second place – Jacob Rhodes, (first through sixth); Monica Flores (seventh through 12th)
Third place – Ben Brown (first through sixth); Johnathan Brown (seventh through 12th)
Students were recognized for highest grade average overall with first place receiving trophies and second and third place receiving ribbons.
Those recognized included:
First place – Lana Luman (first through sixth); Trey Kretzinger (seventh through 12th)
Second place – Travis Geeslin (first through sixth); Johnathan Brown (seventh through 12th)
Third place – Jes Slimp (first through sixth); Monica Flores (seventh through 12th)
The sportsmanship trophy, which was chosen by fellow classmates and teachers, was presented to Noah Flores.
Citizenship trophies were given to Lana Luman for kindergarten and first grades and Rebecca Flores for second through 12th grades.
Special awards certificates presented included the following:
Kindergarten and first grade – Ethan Burns, penmanship and Bible; Jordan Davis, social studies and science; Travis Geeslin, math and word building; Lana Luman, word building and reading; Jes Slimp, English and social studies
Second through 12th grades – Ben Brown, math; Johnathan Brown, Texas history; Julia Brown, word building; Monica Flores, algebra; Noah Flores, math; Rebecca Flores, English; Trey Kretzinger, New Testament; Kylie Luman, Bible reading; Jacob Rhodes, creative writing; Aubrie Summers, literature; Bailey Williams, social studies
Top Scholar Awards were given to students based on points earned in scholastic competitions during the year. Receiving the first place trophy was Noah Flores with second and third place ribbons going to Kylie Luman and Travis Geeslin, respectively.
Top Athletic Awards were also given based on points students earned in various athletic competitions during the year. First place trophy went to Bailey Williams, and ribbons for second and third places went to Kylie Luman and Aubrie Summers, respectively.