Concord Christian School Graduation

  • Head of school Donald Snider and graduate Ashley Penland

  • The Rev. Dr. John Mark Harrison, First Baptist Concord senior pastor

  • Salutatorian Sierra Spalding

  • Ashton Beatty

  • Valedictorian Nathan Armour

  • Kristi and Daniel Bustamante with their son, Richard Bustamante, during a moment of prayer

  • Graduate Philine Hennek, an exchange student from Germany, with her host family members, from left, Thomas, Tiffany and Matthew Ray.

  • From left, Yujiao “Sky” Jin, Brayden Kerley and Yuxuan “Steven” Ma

Concord Christian School’s Class of 2020 high school seniors had their day in the sun — literally and figuratively — when the school held its

Commencement exercises on CCS’s soccer field Saturday morning, May 16.

“In deciding to do this we got some pushback, but I’m glad we did it,” Donald Snider, CCS head of schools, said during his address.

Though temperatures were in the 80s, most of the 36 graduates and their families, along with most faculty and administrators, donned masks when not speaking.

Among the graduates were valedictorian Nathan Armour and salutatorian Sierra Spalding.