Sunday, May 27, 2012

Seminary Graduation 2012

"The purpose of Seminary is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.  
We teach students the doctrines and principles of the gospel as found in the scriptures and the words of the prophets. These doctrines and principles are taught in a way that leads to understanding and edification. We help students fulfill their role in the learning process and prepare them to teach the gospel to others."

Tonight four of the graduating seniors in our ward were honored at Seminary Graduation.  All of the current seminary students and their families were invited to attend.  I loved being there among all of that greatness and dedication.  It takes a huge amount of commitment and sacrifice to complete all that is required to graduate from seminary.  Each of the kids who participated in the program was exceptional.  What an amazing example to the younger seminary students and what a great place to be on a Sunday night.

Earlier this morning, the Seminary students from our ward were given their certificates of completion.  A few of them also received certificates for attendance, scripture reading and scripture mastery (they had to memorize 25 scriptures from the Old Testament.)  TCD received a certificate for all three.  

I am so proud of her for working so hard this year and waking up every morning at 5:00am.  And I am so grateful for the seminary program that provides these high school kids with the opportunity to gain a greater testimony of the scriptures and to start their day armed with the Spirit.  I'm so excited for the many more years of Seminary to come!  

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