Friday, June 21, 2024

GCCA names 2024 valedictorian

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TY BOWDEN — VALEDICTORIAN

Grace Classical Christian Academy presented Ty Bowden with the title of valedictorian for his academic achievements. "I was just doing my best," Bowden said, adding, "Physics was one of my favorite classes and helped draw me to the engineering field." For university, he plans to attend Texas A&M and study engineering. In the future, he would like to work for Tesla.

The opportunity to go to Italy, see a part of the world and apply knowledge about things he learned in school was significant. "The art and architecture are visible remains of the world that we have studied," said Bowden. His other favorite subject was languages (Latin and Greek), while his most challenging subject was history.

After working at Chick-fil-A for a year, Bowden was promoted to shift leader. He was involved in Lakeside Youth, played tennis and performed in a One-Act Play. He acknowledges how quickly high school flew by and advises incoming first-year students, "Don't procrastinate. Enjoy the opportunity to learn among friends."

While Bowden doesn't have a favorite animal, he finds turtles particularly intriguing. He engages in various activities in his leisure time, from playing spike ball, tennis and ping-pong with friends to enjoying the soothing tunes of 'chill' music and relaxing naps.

"I appreciate the classical Christian education I've received and the value that GCCA provided — a way to improve how the students think about life."