Heritage Christian Academy held graduation exercises for the class of 2012 Friday, May 25, at its Maple Grove campus. Salutatorian Ashley McDonald of Maple Grove and Valedictorian Ben Stultz, also of Maple Grove, addressed their fellow graduates. Eighty-two percent of the class graduated with honors, which translates to an 89 percent or above in order to attain the requisite 3.3 honors GPA. The Class of 2012 selected their commencement speaker, High School Social Studies and Bible Instructor Mr. Dustin Thompson, who encouraged the students to go freely into the world, embracing "gospel rest" – not looking to their own performance as the sole barometer of success, but to Jesus Christ, who frees us to take on new challenges without fear of failure. Heritage 2012 graduates will attend post-secondary institutions worldwide.