Champion Christian School Graduation

2018-2019 Preschool, Kindergarten and High School Graduation

Thursday, May 23 at Somerset Church of the Brethren

Congratulations to all CCS graduates!!!! (see article below)

Champion Christian School (CCS) recently held their graduation ceremonies at Somerset Church of the Brethren in Somerset, PA. Six seniors completed the requirements for graduation.

Mattylyn Yost was named valedictorian. Matty is the daughter of Laura Yost and granddaughter of Barb and Jim Yost of Rockwood, PA. She was on student council, a member of Champion Christian Honor Society and was on the soccer team. She plans to attend California University of Pennsylvania and major in social work.

Sinjeong (Jessi) Kim is the salutatorian. She is the daughter of HyunSook Park and DongHwal Kim of Yongin-Si, South Korea. She resides with Colleen and Albert Zelasko of Normalville, PA. As an international student at Champion Christian School she was on student council, a member of Champion Christian Honor Society, and was on the soccer team. She will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City majoring in advertising and marketing communication and fashion business management.

Speaker for the evening was Mrs. Celeste Sprankle, Head of School at Johnstown Christian School in Holsopple, PA.


Honor stoles were presented to three of the graduates with a 3.5 grade point average or above. The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Distinguished Christian High School Student Awards were presented to: Mattylyn Yost for Academics, Joseph Johnson for Christian Leadership, and Sinjeong (Jessi) Kim and Yojan Mata for Fine Arts.


Senior graduates are pictured from L to R: Yojan Mata, Sinjeong (Jessi) Kim, Mattyln Yost, Meaghan Wingrove, Thomas Firestone, and Joseph Johnson.


Kindergarten graduates in white cap and gown received diplomas from their teacher, Mrs. Ann Mathews, and were escorted by their fathers. Pictured are Kindergarten graduates from L to R:, Yedyhel Correa Aleman, Sophia Reed, Otto DeMarino, Nellie Brown, Levi Richter, Kayla Martin, Kassidy Shaffer, Aleena Reed, Albert Zelasko, Jr, and Alaina Nicholson.


Preschool graduates wore a rainbow of colored caps with tassels and their diplomas were presented by their teacher, Miss Jen Pizer, and were escorted by their mothers. Pictured are the graduates L to R:, Isabella Strain, Brooks Steiner, Emily Reed, Phoebe Johnson, Carter Hofer, and teacher Miss Jen Pizer. Isabella Beckner and Brady Kelly were unable to attend and not pictured.


Champion Christian School is committed to academic excellence within a nurturing and distinctly Christian atmosphere. It is dually accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

CCS has two campuses; the North Campus in Donegal and the South Campus in Indian Head. There is free bussing from six surrounding school districts. Financial aid is available. For more information call 724-455-2122, 724-593-9200 or go to the website at