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Very impressed with Vail Christian graduation

Eileen Jacobs
Vail CO Colorado
newsroom@vaildaily.com

Wow! Having just attended the graduation ceremony of Vail Christian High School, I have to say that I am completely in awe of the wonderful ceremony and the accomplishments of its students.

Although I did not have a graduate in this class, my son was a member of the class of 2008 and I have a daughter who is a rising senior. Bo Dwyer, class valedictorian, who stood by humbly as the principal rattled off his list of college acceptances (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Harvey Mudd, Stanford among others) delivered an exceptionally well-written and articulated valedictorian speech.

Having attended many graduation ceremonies over the years, I steel myself for the sometimes long-winded and familiar speeches. This speech kept everyone in the room listening attentively, from students to teachers. It was funny, inspirational and completely on the mark. I hope the Vail Daily obtains a copy of it for publication — it was that good!

As with all new businesses, and schools in particular, Vail Christian has seen its share of challenges over the years as it has grown and come into its own.

This year’s new leadership team of Jeremy Lowe and Randy Lowe (principal and head of school, respectively) have done an excellent job during this transition year.

I believe that Vail Christian’s students will thrive under their experienced leadership in the coming years.

We chose Vail Christian for our two children because as a smaller school, students and their families are known as individuals with all their talents, hopes, differing faith traditions and, yes, even their flaws, known and embraced for the betterment of the student.

It’s an environment where students don’t get to “fly below the radar,” resulting in new talents discovered, personal records set, academic achievements exceeded and in nearly all cases results in the student going off to university.

Congratulations to Vail Christian High School and the students of the Class of 2009!

Eileen Jacobs

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