May 12, 2021
Prince Names 2021 Epistle Award Recipient, Valedictorian, and Salutatorian
Pictured Left to Right: Erin Eley, Camille Hardin, and Emily Hinson
Prince Avenue Christian School has named the top three award recipients of the Class of 2021.
The 2021 Epistle Award recipient is Erin Eley. The Epistle Award is given annually to the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best represents what PACS values more than anything else – a Christ-like spirit that manifests itself in a desire to grow in the Lord and serve others for the glory of God.
Erin is the daughter of Kendall and Mandy Eley and has attended Prince for 12 years. During her time at Prince, Erin has been in the National Honors Society serving as president, has served as secretary and vice president of the Beta Club, and was a Homecoming Court representative her sophomore and senior years. Erin has also been involved in Varsity Girls Golf, Voices of Prince, Fine Arts productions, Tri-M Music Honors Society, and Interact Club. She is the secretary of the Class of 2021, a Barnabas student mentor, a leader in the high school girls’ Bible study at PACS.
Erin attends Prince Avenue Baptist Church where she volunteers in the children’s ministry. Erin plans to attend the University of North Georgia-Oconee and transfer to the University of Georgia or Georgia College to study education.
Prince Spiritual Life Director Brandt Akin describes Erin as a student who exemplifies a love for Jesus with a desire to serve for God’s glory. “She has been a model of integrity and humility during her time at PACS.”
The 2021 Valedictorian is Camille Hardin. Camille is the daughter of Chris and Nicki Hardin and has attended Prince for 14 years. Camille has earned the Wolverine Gold Academian Award for highest grade point average in her class each year of high school and was STAR Student of her class. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club, and Interact Club. She is also a member of the Prince Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Band and received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Camille has been active in PACS athletics as a Varsity Cheerleader also receiving the Cheer Captain Award. Camille volunteers in the Prince lower school Undercover Book Club.
Camille attends Prince Avenue Baptist Church where she volunteers in the nursery. She plans to attend the University of Georgia where she intends to become a Certified Public Accountant, pursue law school, and become a tax attorney.
The 2021 Salutatorian is Emily Hinson. Emily is the daughter of John and Keli Hinson and has attended Prince Avenue Christian School for 12 years. Emily has been a Wolverine Academian for one of the three highest grade point averages in her class each year of high school. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club, National Art Honors Society, and Interact Club.
Emily attends Tuckston United Methodist Church where she is active in Youth Council and Praise Band. She has also accumulated numerous volunteer hours on a variety of mission-oriented events both locally and abroad. Emily plans to attend the Georgia State University Honors College and major in psychology and minor in criminal justice.