Providence Classical School Graduating Class of Nine with Scholarship total of $1.6 M

WILLIAMSBURG – Providence Classical School held its fifth commencement which highlighted a scholarship total of $1.6 million for the class of nine on June 3.

Providence is Williamsburg's only K-12 classical, Christian school.

Commencement speaker, Spencer Bell chosen by his peers took the time out to address each of the graduates.

"I've known some of you for a swell amount of time, those who I have not even still seem like old friends for how quickly we were able to get along. I feel like an authority of sorts on the eight persons in front of me," said Bell.

After addressing the graduates, Bell ended with the phrase, 'keep in touch all.'

Valedictorian Grace Calkins introduced commencement speaker Carolyn Petrina, former Navy pilot, PCS rhetoric school Math and Science teacher.

"I've been thinking about what to say, I searched for ideas and I landed on a book that I thought I would use as my guide," Petrina alluded to a book called 'The Traveler's Gift.'

"Today I am so beyond impressed with their achievements. We celebrate and honor them here. I love to congratulate all nine. I cannot believe the scholarships, over 1.6 million in scholarships offered. That is truly mind blowing," said Petrina.

The graduating class of nine will be attending the following schools: University of Virginia, Virginia Tech (2), Christopher Newport University, James Madison University, and University of Texas at Austin, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hillsdale College, and Calvin College.

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