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Young Americans graduates largest class

Young Americans Christian School's Class of 2013 contained 45 students, the school's largest graduating class to date. The class received academic and athletic scholarships totaling more than $650,000.

Young Americans Christian School's Class of 2013 contained 45 students, the school's largest graduating class to date. The class received academic and athletic scholarships totaling more than $650,000.

CONYERS --Young Americans Christian School graduated its largest class this year.

On May 17 at the First Baptist Church of Conyers, 45 students graduated from the Class of 2013. More than half the students were deemed honor graduates.

The class received academic and athletic scholarships totaling more than $650,000.

Nineteen of the graduating seniors were enrolled in Dual Enrollment program with Truett McConnell College and completed two or more college classes as seniors. Other seniors have completed Advanced Placement classes, which could qualify for college credit also.

This year's school valedictorian is Dylan Veneziano, and the Salutatorian is Erin Dunton. Veneziano was named a National Merit Finalist and the school's STAR student based on his PSAT and SAT scores.

All but one of the graduates will attend colleges in Georgia in the fall -- 22 students will attend a four-year public university, while 11 students will attend a four-year private college and 12 students will attend a two-year public college.

YACS is located 1701 Honey Creek Road SE in Conyers. It is fully accredited through the The Association of Christian Schools International, The Georgia Private Accreditation Council and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.