Torrington Christian Academy Hosts Class of 22 Graduation


TORRINGTON — Torrington Christian Academy held its 44th graduation ceremony June 3 at the school at 387 New Harwinton Road.

Graduates included valedictorian Hannah Joy Hausman of Torrington, Layla Rebecca Goodworth of Terryville, Gabriela Elise Resto of Barkhamsted, Elizabeth Anne Matozzo of Watertown, Kiara Joy Kelly of Waterbury, Salutatorian Emma Gabrielle Dingwell of Litchfield and John Solomon Lilley of Northfield.

According to a statement, Hausman plans to attend Northwestern Connecticut Community College and study early childhood education.

Goodworth plans to go to college and pursue a career in nursing or child care.

Resto will attend Northwestern Connecticut Community College, to pursue a career as a veterinary technician or in agriculture.

Matozzo plans to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College and pursue a career in digital arts technology in graphics and animation.

Kelly plans to attend Valor Christian College in Columbus, OH, for which she received the Tasha Cobbs-Leonard Valor Music Scholarship and will pursue a career in music and worship ministry.

Dingwell would attend college and pursue a career in medicine or law, particularly in the fields of psychology or forensics.

Lilley plans to work for Best-Way Roofing located in Waterbury.

Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone was a guest speaker at the June 3 ceremony. Assistant Pastor and TCA Higher School Bible and History Teacher, Reverend Mark Cernero, joined school Principal and Senior Pastor, Reverend Clark Hausman, reading elders’ biographies and presenting diplomas .

The guest speaker was James Lilley, Jr, TCA alumnus and recent graduate of Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, MA.

Hausman said, “This year’s graduates embody servant leadership modeled by Jesus Christ. The education they received gave them the knowledge to pursue their callings and their dreams, but it is their love for Christ and their willingness to serve others that will make them men and women who impact the world and make it a better place. I can’t wait to see their stories unfold.

Assistant Principal Dorothy Cernero said, “We are very proud of each of our graduates and our prayers are with you. Remember graduates, God will never lead you where His grace will not keep you. Let the word of God be your compass for life.

Torrington Christian Academy is a small, private, Pre-K-12 Christian school founded in 1978. “We are deeply committed to our community, investing in one family at a time as we partner with parents to help children realize their greater potential. Our highly qualified educators come from diverse faiths, but are united by a common goal: to create a safe place where your child is well loved and well educated,” according to the website. “The school and its church, Torrington First Assembly of God, are committed to serving the local community and reaching others for Christ. Over the past two years, enrollment has doubled and there is a waiting list for several grade levels. »

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