SVA Celebrates 46th Graduation

Date: June 29, 2015

Spring Valley Academy held their 46th Annual Graduation Exercises commencing with their Consecration Program on June 29 held at the Centerville SDA Church. Mr. Ben Moushon delivered the Consecration address afterwhich seniors presented their family tributes. The next morning the Baccalaureate was held at the Kettering SDA Church at 11:45 am with the Baccalaureate address given by Pastor Elliot Smith, Associate Pastor of the Kettering SDA Church. That evening the seniors’ class night festivities began at 9:15 pm in the gym featuring the various talents of select seniors and the Class of 2015 slide show. On Sunday, May 31, twenty six seniors marched (before approximately 600 family and friends in attendance) for their graduation held in the gymnasium as Dr. Ron Halvorsen, Jr., Ohio Conference President, delivered the Commencement address.


Highlights of The Class of 2015 included the following:

  • three received an Honors Diploma with a GPA of 3.5-3.74
  • twelve received a High Honors Diploma with a GPA of3.75 or higher
  • seventeen received a College Preparatory Diploma
  • ten received the President’s Education Award for a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above and a standardized achievement test score at the 85th percentile or higher in amth and/or reading
  • eleven are members of the National Honor Society
  • eleven were recognized by the Community Blood Center for being a life-saving blood donor donating blood three or more times during their high school career
  • three were recognized as second-generation graduates of Spring Valley Academy
  • eight were recognized as a twelve year student at Spring Valley Academy
  • twelve were recognized as a four year student at Spring Valley Academy
  • ten were recognized for twelve years attendance in Seventh-day Adventists schools
  • twenty seven seniors were awarded a combined total of more than 1.8 million dollars in scholarships


CLASS of 2015: Karina Beebe, Jamya Cannon, Nicolas Chaij, Josh Cotter, Alicia Dulan, D’Shauna Edwards, Emily Haag, Hannah Harris, Amber Henderson, Eli Hernandez Santiago, Alexia Jackson, Gabrielle Jackson, Liessa Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Tony Kao, David Kao, Timothy Liggins, JoAnn Lindfors, Morgan Mainess, Ben Nkurunziza, Alexandra Papaioannouu, Taylor Peebles, Allen Qi, Emily Rizzo, Treon Sherrod, Alec Velasco, Ted Wininger