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Bethany School has a long history of graduates. The 2022-2023 school year will mark 75 years in education. Check out some of their stories. We are so proud of them!
December 31, 2021
Sydney Powell is a Bethany alumni who was an honor student at Millikan High School. She is currently in her sophomore year at the University of Southern California. Go Trojans! She is doing research on the cardiovascular health of postpartum women at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. One of the many foundations Sydney learned during her years at Bethany is to trust God in everything, even when times are difficult. She believes that the more she grows, she has realized that life doesn’t always go as planned, but God has a purpose for everything. Sydney’s future is so bright, and we look forward to seeing how God uses her in the medical field.
November 30, 2021
Abbigayle Greiner is a graduating senior at Sato Academy of Mathematics & Science. Throughout her high school career, she has been a high achieving, honor roll student, even through the pandemic. At Bethany, she learned to develop her voice and this has lead Abbigayle to earn several leadership awards at Sato. She is heading to Cal State University Long Beach next fall where she plans to study law with aspirations of becoming a criminal defense attorney. From her years at Bethany, Abbigayle remembers learning to read in Mrs. Francisco’s first grade class and hating every minute of it, but as the years have gone by, she has learned the value of her Bethany education. She now reads over 50 books a year and has earned an A in her English courses every year! Abbigayle is destined for success, and we look forward to seeing how God directs her throughout her college years.
October 30, 2021
Parker Hamilton is a current 10th grader at Sato Academy of Math & Science. Sato is ranked #2 among the high schools in LBUSD! Parker is in the Bio Medical Pathway. His favorite classes are anatomy and big history. He is future focused on graduating in 2 years and plans on attending Cal State University Long Beach. Parker learned many skills while attending Bethany School from Preschool through 8th grade. He is grateful for learning study skills, note-taking, and Socratic seminars with Mr. Stewart. Parker has always displayed God-given intellect and aptitude, and we look forward to seeing how he flourishes in the near future.
September 30, 2021
Taylor Koet is a recent graduate of Bethany Middle School. She was accepted into the P.E.A.C.E. Laureate pathway at Millikan High School. Go Rams! Taylor has started her freshman year with stellar academics, softball, and activities with various clubs. She recently became a member of the Best Buddy Club. She was Student Body President of Bethany School during her 8th grade year, and she is continuing that legacy of leadership by becoming a member of the Female Leadership Club. This busy freshman also carves out time to continue to grow in God’s Word as a part of The Way, the Bethany Church High School group. Taylor’s favorite classes are Social Justice and Honors English. She believes that her studies at Bethany prepared her very well for high school. Taylor feels she received a strong writing and math foundation at Bethany, and this is helping her achieve academically this year. She is also grateful for the learning beyond the classroom she received at Bethany from activities and projects she completed with Mrs. Miller, class trips to serve at Gleanings for the Hungry, and serving at the Long Beach Rescue Mission. We look forward to seeing Taylor continue to believe, achieve, succeed, and lead in the future.
August 31, 2021
Rebecca Bishay is a former Bethany student who is entering her freshman year at the University of California Irvine. Go Anteaters! She is majoring in public health. She has always been a focused and dedicated student who graduated from Millikan High School with a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Rebecca was not only a top-notch student, she invested her time in the Christian Club on campus and was the President of the Speech and Debate Club. Bethany School produces well-rounded individuals! In her years at Bethany, Rebecca learned to serve others, always put God first, and to trust his ways over her own. We look forward to seeing how God continues to bless Rebecca as she serves others in her future career.
July 31, 2021
Mikeala is entering her senior year at McBride High School. She is a part of the Criminal Justice Investigation pathway.
Throughout her 3 years at McBride, she has been an accomplished Honors Student and maintained a 4.0 GPA. She has used her leadership skills to be on Student Council(ASB) for two years, and her determination helped her receive a perfect attendance award her freshman year. Mikeala is a true scholar, successfully completing three Advanced Placement courses, with four more scheduled for her senior year. She is most looking forward to Advanced Forensics.
Mikeala is spending her summer getting her college applications all ready. She is applying to CSULB, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, Howard University, and Penn State University. She plans to major in forensic science with a minor in creative writing. This FUTURE FOCUSED alumna has big goals and dreams!
Mikeala is grateful for the years she attended Bethany and the many skills she learned, specifically organization and computer skills she learned from Mrs. Smoot and Mrs. Morci. Two of her favorite memories are reading Pilgrim’s Progress in Mrs. Porter’s second grade class and the East Coast Trip. Mikeala is thankful for all of her Bethany teachers who invested in her education and her spiritual growth. We look forward to seeing her achieve great things during her college years to prepare her for success in the future.
June 30, 2021
Kennedy, our featured alumna this month, is a 10th grade student at Los Alamitos High School. She is a Principal’s Honor Roll student for two consecutive years, and she is scheduled to take Advanced Trigonometry and AP Chemistry in her junior year. She also finds time to be a member of the JV softball team. Next school year, Kennedy has been elected to be an ASB Member. Another recent accomplishment is getting her driver’s license so she can drive herself to class each day. Every parent’s dream! Kennedy is grateful for the time she had at Bethany and the friends she made over the years. Her most memorable event was the 8th grade East Coast trip and laying the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We look forward to seeing Kennedy continue to believe, achieve, and succeed.
May 29, 2021
Meet our alumna, Kayla, who is currently a sophomore at Valley Christian High School. She is a National Honors Society member with a 4.2 GPA. When she is not hitting the books, she likes to spend time on the volleyball team and the varsity soccer team. She is definitely an accomplished student athlete! This school year, Kayla had the opportunity to be a soloist in Valley Christian’s annual Broadway Showcase. In spite of her busy schedule, Kayla still found time last year to come back and do service hours at Bethany. She feels that Bethany taught her to always keep her focus on God no matter how busy or stressed life becomes. We look forward to see what else God has in store for Kayla as she continues to walk in his will.
April 24, 2021
Niles is one of our more recent graduates. He feels blessed to have attended Bethany from preschool through 8th grade. He is currently a 9th grader at Wilson High School, and he is excelling in the Distinguished Scholars Leadership and Public Service Pathway. He has enjoyed practicing with the Wilson Basketball team, and his favorite class this year is Introduction to Law. His most recent accomplishment is earning a 4.0 GPA for his first semester. He is grateful for all of the knowledge and skills he received at Bethany that he will use throughout his high school career!
March 27, 2021
Meet our Bethany School alumna, Paige! Paige is currently in her sophomore year at Long Beach Poly High School. Go Jackrabbits! She attended Bethany from preschool through 8th grade. She is in the nationally known PACE program and maintains a 4.0 GPA. When she’s not studying, she spends time on the soccer team and in the jazz band. Paige developed a heart to serve others at Bethany, and she continues to do this in high school. One of the highlights of her freshman year was participating in the Best Buddies Program. She would meet once a week at lunch and hangout and play games with students with special needs. She also spends time in the Christian Fellowship Club where she is encouraged by Christian friends on campus. We look forward to seeing Paige continue to succeed in her academic goals and her love for God.
January 30, 2021
We would like to take a moment to shine some light on a Bethany School alumnus! Isaiah Dorsey has earned an opportunity to play basketball in Portugal/Spain to represent USA. The opportunity will afford him the opportunity for leadership development, traveling abroad, and an overall unique experience. Isaiah has a strong character, is an excellent student, and enjoys playing basketball.
February 28, 2021
Meet our alumnus, Sebastian. He attended Bethany School from Preschool to 8th Grade. He then went on to Wilson High School where he has spent the last 4 years in the Distinguished Scholar Technology Pathway. He played varsity baseball and football and was the VP of his Lions Heart chapter where he gave back over 100 hours to the community. His most recent accomplishment was being named Valedictorian for the Wilson Class of 2021.
In the next few weeks, we will learn where his next journey begins. He has applied to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UCSD, UCLA, UCSB as well as Cal Lutheran. His most respected and most important accomplishment is never wavering in his faith and following God’s path for him.