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New horizons

For two, it was the end of the era known as high school, but for many more, it was only the beginning.

Parents, teachers and faculty of New Life Christian Academy students filled the Trojan Center Ballrooms at Troy University Tuesday night to say goodbye to the 2009 senior class of just two and at the same time, welcome the K3, K4 and K5 preschool graduates to the next grade level.

While the senior class may have been a small one, small was no way to describe the smiles of Richard Lee and Alician Todd as they proudly marched to the stage to celebrate the end of their high school career. Lee, a Brundidge native who has attended NLCA for all of his schooling, said he was both nervous and excited about graduation.

“It sort of feels great, but I’m a little nervous,” Lee said. For Todd, of New Springs, it was all excitement. “I’m just excited,” Todd said.

Todd, who has attended NLCA since the seventh grade, plans to attend a community college and study nursing.

Lee, who said he has a passion for working on computers, plans to attend Troy University in the fall and study computer science.

Young graduates of the preschool grades were also honored at Tuesday’s celebration. Students performed songs, recited Bible verses and showed off a few other lessons they learned this year to an audience of proud parents.