The Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount celebrated its fifth annual graduation ceremony June 1. Pictured are, back row from left, Calvin Bittner, Tyler Parker and MarKendy Faustin; middle row from left, Steven James, Tucker Williams and Stephen Bunn; and front row from left, Brittany Perry, Alyssa Hunt and Sarah Alford.

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The Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount celebrated its fifth annual graduation ceremony June 1. Pictured are, back row from left, Calvin Bittner, Tyler Parker and MarKendy Faustin; middle row from left, Steven James, Tucker Williams and Stephen Bunn; and front row from left, Brittany Perry, Alyssa Hunt and Sarah Alford.

Homeschool students graduate from high school

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The Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount celebrated its fifth annual graduation ceremony June 1 at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church where nine high school students were recognized.

Quoting Matthew 5:16, 2012-2013 president Eric Harrell told the graduates, “In these verses, Jesus tells us, as His followers, that we are salt and light. Like light in the darkness, Christians are to illuminate society and show it a better way. The presence of light in darkness is something which is unmistakable. The presence of Christians in the world must be like a light in the darkness.”

This year’s graduates are Sarah Ashley Alford, Woodfield Christian Academy; Calvin James Bittner, Avent Street Academy; Stephen Cole Bunn, Providence Academy; MarKendy Faustin, Avent Street Academy; Alyssa Ann Hunt, Hunt Academy; Steven Christopher James, Timber Ridge Academy; Tyler Way Parker, Parker Christian School; Brittney Kay Perry, Nash Christian School; and Tucker Austin Williams, Lighthouse Academy.

“As you move ahead in your life,” Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount President Harrell told the graduates. “ … whether it is in your career or as you continue your education, you will more than likely experience the turmoil of this world, the hatred of this world, and the sorrow and hopelessness of this world. However, you should not be contaminated by the sin in this world, but be the “preserver” and “enhancer” in this world so that Jesus’ love and His mercy can be shown to others through you. You may be the only Bible some people read.”

The largest homeschool group in the area, Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount has more than 160 families who are members this school year, serving the educational needs of more than 400 students.

More information on Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount can be found at http://charm.wildapri
cot.org.