A baccalaureate service was held at Plymouth High School on Sunday, May 18. According to information provided by PHS Director of Choral Studies, Parker Terry, a baccalaureate service is “a gradational observance of the non-denominational religious community. Baccalaureate is a worship celebration marking a young adult’s entrance into society.”
The event was open to the public and any PHS senior wishing to participate in the service.
The service, entitled “The Pathway to follow”, was directed by seniors Deborah Anders, Kyle Barry, Kate Peters, Sarah Puglisi, Wesley Seidelman, Katie Sommers, John Stillson, and Katelyn O’Neal.
Guest speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Tod Stillson. He said, “We are all on this path and this journey. “ Stillson shared his hope for their lives saying, “Live in truth and make it your life-long passion to pursue truth.” He said, “Always land on the side of truth. There are a lot of things to distract you.”
Providing the music direction and accompaniment were Katelyn O’Neal and Aaron Houin. Welcome and opening prayer was offered by Kyle Barry and scripture verse and closing prayer were given by John Stillson.
Carol Anders Correspondent