Congratulations Columbus Arts & Tech Class of 2024

On May 19, Columbus Arts and Tech Academy (CATA) celebrated its Class of 2024 at an 11 am graduation ceremony at Wigwam Event Center in Pickerington, Ohio. Ten seniors received their high school diplomas. Kadija Balde, the Class valedictorian, and Halimatou Jallow, the Class salutatorian, were honored during the ceremony. Community leader and creative consultant, Christopher Hearn, presented the graduation keynote.

The Class of 2024 began high school during the uncertainty and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Each of our ten seniors has demonstrated resilience, perseverance, and dedication these past four years of high school,” said CATA’s Principal, Mackenzie Eikenberry. “We are very proud of how hard they have worked to overcome obstacles to reach this milestone in their lives, and we are eager to see what the future holds as they go on to college, careers, and the military.”

While some students were still undecided on their college choice, five planned to enroll in a college or university with acceptances to Columbus State Community College, Capital University, Ohio Dominican University, and Otterbein University. Two students were committed to trade schools, and one graduate will join the military after graduation.


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