2013-06-06 / Features

FCCCS Holds Commencement

Jena Mellott Jena Mellott SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Fulton County Community Christian School held a combined baccalaureate service and graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker was Rev. Douglas Poffenberger. His speech was entitled “endurance.” Graduates Jena Mellott and Skyler Gordon also addressed their teachers, fellow students, family and friends. Jena spoke about her special memories and appreciation of FCCCS. Skyler delivered his speech entitled “Trained To Make A Difference.” He emphasized how God should be our priority in everything we do and how we should not separate our faith from our daily lives.

Jena is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Mellott of Warfordsburg. She has attended the school since seventh grade.

Jena was involved in chorus. Her hobbies include fishing, swimming, riding fourwheelers and listening to music. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to summer and finding a job.

Skyler Gordon Skyler Gordon Jena is the granddaughter of Larry and Linda Mellott, Warfordsburg; and Harry and Florence Baker, Hancock. She attends Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore.

Skyler is the son of Dan and Jennifer “Susie” Gordon, Needmore. Grandparents are Blaine and Donna Gordon, Needmore; Hope Mellott, Big Cove Tannery; and the late Forrest R. Mellott and the late Jean D. Mellott.

Skyler has attended FCCCS since kindergarten. He was a member of the Environmental Club and helped lead his team to the state Envirothon competition in 2011. He lettered with four years of basketball and four years of soccer, serving as cocaptain of both Charger teams.

Skyler currently holds the school record for Charger basketball with 1,390 points. He was also a member of chorus and student council.

Skyler’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing and watching basketball. He plans to attend Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, majoring in finance and minoring in Bible.

He attends Needmore Bible Church and is an active member of the youth group, serving as a group leader this past year. He is employed at Hancock Antique Mall.

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