The Senior Class Commencement will take place June 4 in the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center.
Dwayne Walton, Executive Director of Parkesburg Point Youth Center, will deliver the commencement address to the Lancaster Mennonite High School Class of 2022 on Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. in the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center, Lancaster Campus, 2176 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. The class of 2022 is the school’s 80th graduating class.
Dwayne Walton was born in Guyana, South America, and with his family immigrated to the United States in 1986. Dwayne grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. He attended Andrew Jackson High School, where he was led to the Lord at a Campus Crusade Student Venture Outreach in 1997. Dwayne was mentored and discipled by Willie Branch for 3 years, became a member of St. Matthews AME in 1998, and began attending Philadelphia Biblical University, now Cairn University, in 1999. He graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and began working at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center (“The Parkesburg Point”) as Executive Director. The Parkesburg Point is a Christian Outreach that aims to bridge churches with the community by providing a 33,000 square foot community center dedicated to evangelism and discipleship. Over 30 churches are involved with The Parkesburg Point where they empower over 700 at-risk youth each year through a variety of after-school enrichment, health & wellness, music, recreation, and spiritual programs. Dwayne met his lovely wife Amy at The Parkesburg Point and the two were married in 2006. Dwayne and Amy have two wonderful kids, Elijah who is 14 and Eliana who is 12, and they live in Coatesville, PA.
Dwayne is a passionate leader with over 15 years of experience working in ministry and the nonprofit sector. We’re thrilled to have him join us to provide the commencement address this year to the graduating class of 2022.
Commencement will be preceded by a Senior Class Dedication service Friday night, June 3, in the same location. The student speakers are Miranda K. Beidler and Yoseph Chong.
The Class motto and verse is: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” – Micah 6:8
The Class of 2022 will be lead by Allison L. LePrell, President; Rebecca Rose Lane, Vice President; Mihret Amy Haile, Treasure; Sara Katherine Romero Graces, Secretary.