For many, senior year is a year of lasts.
However, this year also includes many seniors’ first baccalaureate ceremony, a night that recognizes high-achieving students before they graduate.
The ceremony is a memorable opportunity for the graduating class to reflect on all that they have accomplished.
Jillian Yong, a senior, said, “I’m looking forward to baccalaureate because I think it would be a really cool way to recognize the achievements of seniors over our four years.”
This year’s baccalaureate will be held on June 8 in the Terry Stogner Gymnasium and will recognize the clubs and students that have made a difference to the school community.
Students will be awarded for achievements such as maintaining a 4.0 GPA and accumulating volunteer hours.
The night will also include special performances by choral and instrumental groups. All seniors are invited to participate, and family and community members are welcome to attend as well.
Auditions to perform at the ceremony are after school on May 15 in the choir room.
Many are planning to take advantage of this opportunity and share their talents with their peers.
“It’s like our final goodbye,” said Matthew Bowker, a senior. “[My music group and I] thought it’d be a nice way to say goodbye to our highschool career by doing something we’ve been doing since the beginning.”