2018 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced
Highlands Christian Academy is pleased to announce Ryan Szklany as Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Matthew Veynovich as Class of 2018 Salutatorian! The administration and faculty are proud of their exemplary academic accomplishments and Christian leadership, as well as their athletic successes.
Ryan came to Highlands as a K4 student, making him an HCA Lifer. He has participated in band, cross country, track, Brain Bowl, and has been a class officer. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, to study Aerospace Engineering. Ryan has received the following scholarships: Diamond Eagle Scholarship, Men’s Track Scholarship, Men’s Cross Country Scholarship, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, and the Florida Medallion Scholarship.
Ryan’s life verses are Hebrews 12:1-2a: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Matthew has been at Highlands since K5, also making him an HCA Lifer. He has participated in band, volleyball, basketball, track, and has been a National Honor Society officer. He plans to attend Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, majoring in Psychology and playing basketball. Matthew has received the following scholarships: Pro Christo Scholarship, Student Engagement Scholarship, Christian School Grant, and Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
Matthew’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all you ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.
Congratulations, Ryan and Matt! We are praying for you as you graduate and begin the next stage of your academic and athletic careers. We hope you will come back and visit us often!