Cornerstone’s Class of 2018 Receives Record-Breaking Scholarships
First Class to Graduate with Students Consecutively Attending from its Elementary School
For Immediate Release
Contact: Candace O’Neil
Birmingham, AL – Cornerstone Schools of Alabama is pleased to announce its graduating class of 2018 received a record of more than $776,034 in scholarships. This record-breaking number in scholarships accompanies the celebration of Cornerstone graduating its first class with students that have consecutively attended Cornerstone since elementary school.
In 2014, Cornerstone School fulfilled a long-time goal of serving Birmingham’s high school children as it previously only served students in K4 through 8th grades.
“We were very excited to see the day when our students from the elementary school were able to finish strong and graduate with us at Cornerstone,” said Cornerstone President Dr. Nita Carr.
Cornerstone held its fourth annual commencement on Thursday, May 17th at the Virginia Samford Theatre with 18 seniors proudly walking across the stage, taking big steps towards their future. Many seniors graduated with hours of college credit already complete, including two seniors with almost a year of college credit as a result of Cornerstone’s Dual-Enrollment Program.
The 2018 commencement theme was “Excellence Together” with keynote address speaker Mrs. Tiffany Daniels, SEC Associate Commissioner / SWA and Cornerstone Board member. Other speakers included Dr. Nita Carr, Cornerstone President and Mr. Drayton Nabers, Cornerstone Board Chairman. Senior Remarks were given by Miss Markayla Bell.
“Yes, this next chapter of our lives will be scary, difficult, and frustrating,” Bell said. “I would like to remind everyone that regardless of the circumstance you find yourselves in, God will be there to sustain you if you allow Him.”
The graduating class of 2018 have all been accepted into various universities and colleges with all attending in the fall. Cornerstone continues to hold a 100% graduation rate and 100% rate of graduating seniors enrolling in higher education and/or the military.
“We are so blessed to see hand of God at work in our graduates,” Carr said. “We are so proud of their accomplishments and I know that they are prepared to succeed in college and in their future careers. This is only the beginning of what God truly has in store for them.”