XENIA — Thirty two students will receive their diplomas from Xenia Christian High School.
Graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. June 3 at Patterson Park Church, 3655 East Patterson Road, Beavercreek.
Two students have been named valedictorians:
Jacob Mach, of Xenia, has been a student at Xenia Christian since preschool and plans on attending Cedarville University and studying social studies education or political science. He is a member of National Honor Society and has been a part of Student Senate all four years of high school, serving two years as class president and two years as class chaplain.
Mach has also played soccer all four years of high school and has worked as a referee for the Beavercreek Soccer Association. He attends Dayton Avenue Baptist Church where he has served on his youth group’s core leadership team.
Madison Castle, also of Xenia, has been a student at Xenia Christian since ninth grade and plans on attending Olivet Nazarene University to study interior design. She is a member of National Honor Society. She has taken art all four years of high school, and the last two years has participated in the Congressional Art Competition. She has also taken Spanish for all four years.
Castle played basketball throughout her high school career, participates in the school’s weight training program, and gave soccer a try during her junior year. She has gone on a mission trip to Costa Rica, and volunteers helping run youth camps at Stepping Stones Ranch. She attends church at Life House where she has been involved in various other ministry and community service opportunities.
Two students have been named as class salutatorians.
Daniel Kolota, of Bellbrook, has been a student at Xenia Christian since Third grade. He plans on attending Cedarville University and studying business management with hopes of one day becoming a pastor. Kolota is a member of National Honor Society and currently serves on Student Senate as the senior class president.
Kolota has participated in the school’s weight training program and has been a starter on the varsity soccer team throughout high school. He was a district all-star this year. He currently attends Far Hills Community Church where he is on his youth group’s student leadership team. Kolota enjoys serving and ministering to others and has been on two mission trips to Costa Rica through Xenia Christian.
Recently, he has had the role of The Beast in Xenia Christian’s production of Beauty and the Beast.
Caitlin O’Guin, of Beavercreek, has been a student at Xenia Christian since Preschool. She plans on attending Evangel University. Currently she is interested in intercultural studies. O’Guin is a member of the National Honor Society. She has run on the cross-country team throughout high school, and has also played softball and participated in track.
O’Guin attends church at Mount Zion Church, where she is actively involved in prayer ministry. She also attends a student House of Prayer weekly. She has been on mission trips to both Kentucky and Costa Rica. She recently played Chip in Xenia Christian’s production of Beauty and the Beast.
Class scholarship information will be available at a later date.