Pictured are, from left, Joshua McDonald, Frisco Gehman, Casey Freeman, Thomas Moore and Logan Boatwright.

‘The Five Guys’ say goodbye

Published 2:24am Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Atmore Christian School’s 2012 graduating class, nicknamed “The Five Guys,” celebrated commencement Friday in the school’s newly constructed gymnasium.

In a graduating class of only five, things can get competitive but at the end of the 2011-12 school year Atmore Christians School seniors Casey Freeman and Frisco Gehman emerged as this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian respectively.

Freeman ended his high school career with Friday night’s graduation ceremony at ACS as a three-year Academic All-Star with a grade point average of 3.74. He is also a two time recipient of the ACS Christian Character Award. While in high school Freeman also stayed busy with athletics, participating in basketball and baseball. He has received All-Conference awards in basketball for the past three years and won the Samford University 3 point shootout contest in 2011. Casey was also part of the winning golf team at the Casey Monroe Goft Tournament in 2012. Casey plans to pursue a degree in radiology and hopes to play golf at a higher level.

Gehman is also a three-year Academic All-Star who has stayed busy outside of the classroom. He participated in the Rotary Leadership Camp and won the Rotary Leadership Award for Atmore Christian School. Gehman won several first place awards in photography at the Deep South Regional Convention and placed second in men’s tennis. He was involved basketball and choir during his high school years and was involved with the Mennonite Christian Fellowship youth group where he is currently serving as president of the planning committee. Gehman plans to attend Rosedale Bible College in the fall. Following his time there, he plans to pursue a degree in science.

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