Indian River seniors organize own Baccalaureate

There will be a Baccalaureate celebration on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m., in the gym at Indian River High School.

Event coordinator Danita Robinson stressed that all were welcome to attend. As Robinson pointed out, pastors from different denominations have always taken turns, year to year, and their sermons are really more along the lines of a mentor’s encouragement than anything else.

“They may read out of the Bible, but the intent isn’t to try to change anyone’s ideas,” she said. “It’s just to wish the kids good luck, give them a little encouragement.

“This shows we care about them, we want them to succeed and we’re proud of them,” she said. “Graduation is an important accomplishment, and that needs to be recognized.

Robinson said she hoped everyone knew Baccalaureate was back on — she didn’t know it had been marked off the calendar herself, until she heard about it at a softball game.

She said graduating seniors had stepped in to keep the tradition alive, and reminded everyone once again that Baccalaureate would be on the original date, Sunday, May 29 (the Sunday before Graduation), just at a different time — 2 p.m.

It’s come as you are, and she expected the ceremony to last a little less than an hour.