Covenant Christian Academy celebrates Class of 2020

Courtesy photoFront row, from left: Rachel Nelson, Emily Coelho, Emily Saulnier, Brianna Benkley, Jessica Peixoto, Anna DeCotis, Julia Pawlyk, Hannah Saulnier; middle row, from left: senior class advisor Richelle Joseph-Denman, Shutong Wang, Austin Fitzgerald, Caio Mauro, Pedro Tameirao, Matt Tammaro, Shane Yang, senior class advisor Alex Miller; back row, from left: Adam Farris, Trevor Shonewald, Colby Bradford, Nathaniel Pekari, William Rourke, Cole Behrens and Giovanni Silva.

PEABODY — Covenant Christian Academy, a small private school in West Peabody, plans to celebrate its 20 graduates this weekend with what has become a sign of the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic — a car parade and social distancing.

A more traditional high school graduation ceremony is planned for August. This Saturday was the original date for the ceremony.

The school is located at 83 Pine St. and has an enrollment of 325 students in grades 6-12.

The graduates:

Cole Behrens, Brianna Benkley, Colby Bradford, Emily Coelho, Anna DeCotis, Adam Farris, Austin Fitzgerald, Caio Mauro, Rachel Nelson, Julia Pawlyk, Jessica Peixoto, Nathaniel Pekari, William Rourke, Emily Saulnier, Hannah Saulnier, Trevor Shonewald, Giovanni Silva, Pedro Tameirao, Matt Tammaro, Shutong Wang and Shane Yang.

Covenant Christian Academy at a glance

Number of seniors: 20

Graduate celebration parade: Saturday, June 6, 5 p.m., Covenant Christian Academy, 83 Pine St., Peabody

Graduation: Saturday, Aug. 1, Covenant Christian Academy, 83 Pine St., Peabody; time TBD

Valedictorian: Anna DeCotis (Middleton)

Salutatorian: Nathaniel Pekari (Peabody)

Prefects (instead of class officers): Academic, Nathaniel Pekari; Student Activities, Anna DeCotis; Admissions, Rachel Nelson (Peabody); Global Community, Jessica Peixoto (Saugus); Athletics, Pedro Tameirao (Rowley); Fine Arts, Adam Farris (Ipswich); Chapel, Brianna Benkley (Middleton); A.C.E., Austin Fitzgerald (Ipswich); Culinary Services, Caio Mauro (Peabody)


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