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Celebrating CIAS' 26th Graduating Class
The Senior Class of
Christian Institute of Arts & Sciences
announces its Commencement Exercises
On Friday evening, May 26
Two Thousand Twenty-Three
at six o'clock in the evening
Charity Chapel
5820 Montgomery Avenue
Pensacola, Florida

Share in our celebration!
Cake reception following

Kindergarten Class of 2023

Julia Dodson

Levi Lambert

Aurora Leal


8th Grade Class of 2023

Isabell Allison

Caleb Brodeur

Ruakadesh Gutierrez

Anthony Hansen

Olivia Johnson

Ari Leal

Caden Manley

Christian Ward

Amiyah Wilson

The Class of 2023

Talia Caputo

Michael Dorsey

Forrest Dowling

Samuel Emel

Lydia Evans

Jenna Fleigelman

Christina Fuston-Juarez

Olivia Griswold

Matthew Hovind

Edwin Cole McLeod

Seth Morrell

Gabrielle St. Amant

Angelina Vignolo


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Academic Excellence Awards: 

Lydia Evans

Olivia Griswold

Christian Character Awards: 

 Samuel Emel

Matthew Hovind

Principal's Awards: 

Talia Caputo

Michael Dorsey

Angelina Vignolo

Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll: 

Jenna Fleigelman

Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll: 

Seth Morrell
Samuel Eme

Cum Laude Honor Roll: 

Lydia Evans
Matthew Hovind
Olivia Griswold

A/B Honor Roll: 

Talia Caputo
Gabrielle St. Amant

Class of 2023 Distinctives

Class Colors: 
Red & Black

Class Flower: 

Daylily (strength, resilience) 

Class Verse:  

1 Timothy 4:12

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” (ESV)

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (KJV)

Class Motto: 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Class Song: 

“It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons


Gold satin stoles and cords are worn for seniors who achieve A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll throughout high school.

If you have joined the National Society of High School Scholars, you need to order the graduation regalia from NSHSS store here:

If you have joined Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Pensacola State College), you need to order the graduation regalia from PTK store here:

Honor Roll
What does it mean to graduate with honors? And what is Cum Laude, Magana Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude?
Cum Laude: 3.5-3.7 GPA, unweighted
Magna Cum Laude: 3.8-3.9 GPA, unweighted
Summa Cum Laude: 4.0+ GPA, unweighted
Activity Cord Colors

Brown-  drama, theater, acting
Orange-  community service 
Celtic Green/Pacific Blue- UWF dual enrollment
Crimson Red-  writing, journalism, literature 
Emerald Green-  athletics, sports
Forest Green/White-  PSC dual enrollment 
Kelly Green/White-  4-H
Khaki/blue/green-  Boys’ or Girls’ Scouts
Khaki/Taupe-  business, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, on-the-job-training
Navy Blue/Crimson Red-  JDCC dual enrollment 
Lavender-  photography
Maroon/Magenta-  home economics, cooking, sewing, family sciences 
Navy Blue/Light Blue/Gray - George Stone dual enrollment
Old Gold-  honor society membership 
Pink-  music, band, orchestra
Purple-  art, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.
Red/White/Blue-  Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Honors
Royal/Peacock Blue-  student council, SGA (Student Government Association)
White-  law, criminal justice, Teen Court, TeenPact
Yellow-  library science 

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