Barrington Christian Academy graduates its Class of 2013


Students from across the state and from as far away as South Korea were honored as the Class of 2013 from Barrington Christian Academy recently.

Attendees were welcomed by Elsie R. Wright, head of school, while BCA history teacher Jack Diamond offered the commencement address, “Living a Life of Success.”

Teara Caston, a Portsmouth resident who will attend Cedarville College in the fall, gave the student address, and was followed by Phoebe Mack and Brynn Carley who shared their reflections on 13 years at BCA.

The students whose GPA earned them membership into the National Honor Society included: Brynn Carley, Teara Caston, Joon Kim, Phoebe Mack, Epiphany Smith, and Megan Sullivan. Phoebe Mack was recognized as earning highest honors this year.

Founded in 1979 by Barrington Baptist Church, with 50 students in grades 1 through 8, BCA expanded to include a high school beginning in 2006. The school currently enrolls approximately 230 students, including a growing number of international students.

The BCA Class of 2013, their hometowns, and their future education plans are listed below:

• Ebenezer Awoyera, Central Falls — Newberry College

• Brynn Carley, Barrington — Gordon College

• Jordan Casavecchia, East Providence — Community College of RI

• Teara Caston, Portsmouth — Cedarville College,

• Andrew Diaz, Pawtucket — Community College of RI

• Samuel Farrar, Seekonk — Citrus College

• Joon Kim, South Korea — Returning to Korea

• Phoebe Mack, Bristol — Eugene Lang/Parsons The New School for Design

• Helena Schillinger, Cranston — Champlain College

• Epiphany Smith, East Providence — Southern New Hampshire University

• Megan Sullivan, Bristol — Messiah College

• Cara Waddell, Warren — Community College of RI

• Hayley Wildes, Barrington — Community College of RI

Other prizes awarded at the senior banquet on June 5 were:

Outstanding Achievement in:

• Math — Phoebe Mack

• English — Phoebe Mack

• Science — Phoebe Mack

• Bible/theology — Phoebe Mack and Teara Caston

• Fine arts— Brynn Carley, Megan Sullivan and Phoebe Mack

• Spanish — Cara Waddell

• Performing arts — Jordan Casavecchia

• Most Improved Student — Epiphany Smith

• McBride Liberal Arts Scholarship — Teara Caston and Phoebe Mack

• Elks Club Scholarship — Teara Caston

• Dunkin Donuts Scholarship — Megan Sullivan

• 13-year awards: Brynn Carley and Phoebe Mack

• Presidential Award for Educational Excellence: Brynn Carley, Teara Caston, Phoebe Mack and Megan Sullivan

• Timothy Award, based on I Timothy 4:12: Teara Caston


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