May 19, 2023
Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023
Prince Avenue Christian School will hold the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 am at the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Worship Center. Dr. J. Josh Smith will give the charge to graduates.
Josh Smith began his ministry as senior pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist Church in 2018. Before Coming to Prince, Josh was the senior pastor of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving, Texas for 12 years. Pastor Josh has ministered in more than 30 countries, worked with international students at Duke University, and served as a missionary in central Europe. His greatest passion is the exaltation of Christ and the advancement of Christ’s kingdom to the ends of the earth through the ministry of the local church. Pastor Josh received his bachelor’s degree in cross-cultural studies from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in expository preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Andrea, have four daughters and one son all of whom attend Prince Avenue Christian School.
The Prince Class of 2023 is the largest graduating class in the history of the school, with 88 graduates. The class has an impressive 85% of students on track for the Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship accumulating 1520 semester hours in dual enrollment college credit and 190 Advanced Placement classes. Additionally, the Class of 2023 applied to approximately 250 colleges and boasts a 75% acceptance rate to the University of Georgia. The class has accomplished many regional and state fine arts and athletic accolades throughout their tenure at the school which includes eight college athletic signees and two military academy appointments. Uniquely, almost half of this class has attended Prince since kindergarten, and almost half has older siblings who have graduated from Prince.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and their parents on all of their impressive accomplishments.
The ceremony will be available to view on live stream at the following link: