Introducing our 2017 CCHS Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! And congratulations to our Valedictorians and Salutatorians - here's what they had to say (listed alphabetically):
I will be attending Seattle Pacific University to get an engineering degree.
I have been at CCS twelve years, since first grade.
CCS has given me the skills and tools I need to prepare for an academic future. Specifically, the math program has helped me prepare for an engineering degree.
CCS has given me multiple examples of disciple of Jesus, and has built a great Christian foundation.
My favorite memory of school at CCS is the homecoming senior year.
There are two teachers that I admire past normality. The first is Mrs. McCrady for basically teaching me to write papers with success and for approaching education seriously while still being funny. The second is Mr. Manchester for displaying an example of a Godly man, and for perfectly teaching me algebra, calculus, and statistics.
I am going to the University of Washington, and then to medical school to become a physical therapist.
The amount of work we have to do has taught me how to manage my time.
Mr. Eklund made me think deeply about my faith and not just blindly accept things. The people here have taught me how to be compassionate.
When Mr. Manchester tried to open a banana with an apple peeler.
I will be attending Northwest University in the fall and studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.
I have been at Cascade for eight years: second grade, fourth grade, and seventh through twelfth grade.
Cascade's rigorous classes and knowledgeable teachers have all taught me, not only in whichever subject I've taken, but also how to love learning itself.
The teachers, students, and administrators at Cascade create a supportive and loving Christian environment, and I have learned what it means to have a good relationship with Christ and with other people.
Some of my favorite memories at Cascade have been during our lunchtime "Book Club" my junior year, where my friends and I were able to eat together, joke together, and talk about the books that we read together.
I admire Mrs. Paige Wescott for her drive, energy, and passion for life. She has a heart to love and serve others in any way she can, and she models what it means to make the best of every situation.
I am going to the University of Washington Seattle, where I'll major in biology. I hope to pursue a career in medical research.
I've been here for nearly fifteen years, since three-year-old preschool class.
I've been able to take many challenging AP and STEM classes, including AP biology. It was that class that helped me find my purpose before God.
CCS has provided me with a nurturing spiritual environment and brought a Christian worldview into every class. It's a place where my faith may be discussed freely.
AP biology class, after the AP test was over in May.
I admire Mrs. McCrady for her devotion to the students and laudable pun-making ability. I also admire Mrs. Barry, my junior high math teacher.
I am going to attend Pacific Lutheran University in the Fall of 2017. I intend on majoring in pre-medicine.
I have been at CCS for 13 years.
The AP, concurrent, and Honors classes I have take throughout high school have challenged me and given me a better idea of what classes are like in college.
I have been able to receive a Christ-centerd education at CCS, which has allowed me to learn more about God.
My favorite memory of school at CCS was being a TA for Mrs.McCrady and Mrs. Warren.
I admire Jesus and the humility he showed when he was on earth.
I am going to the University of Washington, and then going to a prestigious medical school to become a neurosurgeon.
I have been here since the second semester of seventh grade.
CCS sparked my interest in both STEM and humanities.
It showed me how some Christians view life.
When Jack T. sprayed lighter fluid during physics.
Sir Isaac Newston
In the fall I plan to attend Azusa Pacific University and begin in their nursing program.
I have been here seven years, since sixth grade.
Cascade Christian has allowed me to take several honors and AP classes. Being in small classes has made my learning more in-depth, where I could ask questions and my teachers were able to invest time and attention into my learning.
Cascade Christian has an environment that values relationship. Throughout my time at CCS I have made many life long relationships with my teachers and classmates, that have challenged me spiritually, and taught me more about myself.
The best memories I have are of spending time with my classmates. I loved decorating the school with the senior class on the night before color wars day.
My dad. He is my best friend. I hope to be more like him in the way he makes decisions, leads, and walks with the Lord. My dad has always seen the best in me and challenged me to be better than I was yesterday.