YARMOUTH – Fifty-four students from seven states and China graduated from Royal Academy of Gray on June 4 in an evening ceremony at First Baptist Church.

Josiah Chick of Lewiston offered the invocation, Jeremy Skidgel of Gray read scriptures from the New Testament and Rachel Dudley and Andrew Haig of Massachusetts presented class acknowledgments.

The traditional presenting of the roses by the students to their parents was observed. Shirley Minster, director, presented the remarks and charge to the class of 2004.

Also a tradition at Royal Academy graduations, each teacher spoke about the students working under her supervision throughout the year. Then to demonstrate the importance of parental involvement during the student’s life, each diploma was handed by the teacher to the parent to present to their son or daughter.

Graduates included students from Durham: Mary Hamilton; Gray: Jonathan Dyer, Steven MacWhinnie, Jeremy Skidgel; Lewiston: Josiah Chick; Lisbon Falls: Erich Rendall, Heather Rendall; Monmouth: Adam Jacobs; New Gloucester: Benjamin Ladd; Poland: Jada Holloway; Sabattus: Jennipher Bubier.

The following college acceptances have been made: Hamilton to Findlay University, Ohio, for equine studies and communication; Dyer to Southern Maine Community College for plant and soil technology; MacWhinnie to University of Southern Maine for biology; Chick to Word of Life Bible Institute, N.Y., for Bible; E. Rendall to Central Maine Community College for automotive technology; H. Rendall to McIntosh College’s Atlantic Culinary Academy for culinary arts; Holloway to Cedarville University, Ohio, for medicine.


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