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Judy Liang is Agape’s top high school graduate

AFTER graduating from high school, Agape Christian School valedictorian Judy Liang will attend Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she will major in English. Then she will travel around the world and teach.

Last year, she said, she taught English at a Sunday school in China for a month which developed her interest in teaching.

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July Liang delivers her valedictory address.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio
Agape Christian School high school graduates and students honor their teachers and parents with a song.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

“I enjoyed being a teacher,” Liang said.

On Monday, the Agape Christian School held its 12th commencement exercises.

Thirteen students graduated from high school while 18 middle school students and one K5 student were promoted.

The high school salutatorian is Peter Wang, who will also attend Bob Jones University and study mechanical engineering.

He thanked his teachers for their encouragement, and his classmates for helping him. He said they contributed so much to his learning experience at ACS. “Without them, I think I would not be here,” he added.

Middle school valedictorian Elvira Zhang and salutatorian Jason Cao thanked God, their parents and school teachers for guiding them and molding them to become better students.

This year’s commencement theme was “Ever Onward Ever,” ACS principal Jimeian Pang said.

“God is the founder, the great administrator, and the great principal of Agape Christian School. We want to praise God for seeing us safely through another year,” she said.

In her remarks, she enumerated the achievements of ACS students.

In academics

1. Jessie Doreen Campbell - second place at the Guam Regional Spelling Bee

2. Jessie Doreen Campbell – first place in the State CNMI Math Court competition

3. Zongyao Huang - third place in the CNMI Math Court competition

4. Joel Du Shouyu - first place in CNMI STEM Fair, International Category.

5. Angeline Quan – first place, Reader’s Forum, Primary Grades Forensic Conference regional competition

6. Miriam Zhao Yajie – member of the ACS Class 2015 has been accepted by John Hopkins Medical College and Yale Medical College with a $10,000 scholarship. She has yet to decide which offer to accept.

7. Gerald Wang Qingyuan, Class of 2017, was accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University for Creative Careers.

Sports

All Island Cross Country

18-under boys champion

15-under boys and girls champion

13-under boys and girls champion

Christmas Last Island Relay

Open team champion and youth under-16 champion

2019 International Marathon

71 Agape students and staff participated in various categories, winning all categories in the 19-under division for 10K, half marathon, and full marathon

2019 Tagaman

Isaiah He - second place in 19-under boys.

PSS/McDonald’s All Schools Track and Field

Second place in 14-under with 117 points in the boys and girls categories

Second place in 18-under girls

First place in 18-under boys

Volleyball

CCOPSA MS Co-ed volleyball - second

CCOPSA HS volleyball - second (boys)

Basketball

CCOPSA - MS Girls - second place

CCOPSA - MS Boys - Champion

CCOPSA - HS Boys - second place

Music

ACS won three gold medals at the Tumon Bay Music Festival on Guam.

American Red Cross

ACS raised $10K, the second largest amount raised by participating schools.

In addition, Mrs. Pang said Owen Ou from the Class of 2016 was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point while Lucy Chengming from the Class of 2018 was accepted to Tsinghua University in Beijing on full scholarship. Tsinghua is one of China’s top universities.