Danielle Afia Gyasi has been named Valedictorian for the Community Christian School Class of 2016.  Danielle is the daughter of Chris and Sharon Gyasi. She will attend Louisiana State University in the fall, where she will be a Pre-Med major.

Danielle is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Student Leadership Institute. She was a member of the Varsity Cheerleading team, and has played Varsity Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. Danielle has had perfect attendance from Pre-Kindergarten through her senior year, and has earned 30 college hours through Lamar State College – Orange Dual Credit Program. She has been involved in competitive dance for the past 15 years, and is a member of the Texas Showdown Cheer Competition and Texas Dance Expression team. She has served as President of the Top Teens of America Oran-Je Chapter, and as President of the Trinity Valley District Association. She was awarded Miss Top Teen through the Top Teens of America organization, selected as a Debutante by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and served as a member of the BME State Baptist Congress. Danielle has earned more than 1000 volunteer hours through her work with local nursing homes, mission trips and Mt. Sinai Heaven’s Kitchen. She is a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.

CCS SalutatorianCaitlyn Rashel Clark has been named Salutatorian for the Community Christian School Class of 2016. She is the daughter of Rodney and Penny Clark, and has two siblings Colton and Caleb. Caitlyn will attend Lamar University in the fall, where she will pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Caitlyn has served as a member of National Honor Society, Student Leadership Institute and Student Council, and has earned 33 college hours through the Lamar State College – Orange Dual Credit Program.  She was Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading team and played Basketball, Tennis and Golf during her high school career. Caitlyn advanced to the state level as a member of both Odyssey of the Mind and Robotics Club.  She is a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church, where she has served as an officer at the Catholic Youth Conference.  She has over 400 volunteer hours through service projects within her church, mission trips and local organizations. Caitlyn has accepted an internship with Setpoint Integrated Solutions for the summer of 2016.