As only the fourth graduating class in school history, the Class of 2015 reflects a growing and developing high school.
Confluence Preparatory Academy will celebrate commencement on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Theatre at Grand Center Arts Academy, 3625 Grandel Square.
Fifty-four graduates will receive diplomas; 12 are members of the National Honor Society. Most graduates plan to attend college. Students were accepted to colleges and universities across the state and the region, both two- and four-year schools; some will join the military. As of mid-May, scholarship earnings were approximately $325,000, and several students qualified for the Missouri A+ Schools Program to attend a two-year community college in the state.
Three seniors earned full college scholarships: Aska Arnold, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Kreg Stewart, Missouri State University; and Destiny Leonard, Southeast Missouri State University.
This year’s graduation speaker is Koran Bolden, motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and youth advocate. Bolden, a St. Louis native, has worked with students throughout the city, including CPA, to advocate for youth leadership and youth empowerment. He is the author of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors: 3 Secrets How Failure Can Make You Famous.’