CHARLOTTE – Thirty-seven high school seniors in the greater South Charlotte area recently attended a second graduation ceremony after completing early morning seminary.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors the four-year religious studies class for high school students.
More than 200 students from the 10 congregations in the region meet an hour before their school day begins in homes, church buildings and classrooms to study scripture.
Twenty-four volunteers teach the course.
“Getting up early and attending seminary is great preparation for these students’ future,” instructor Brenda Cheney said. “It teaches them that they can do something hard and stick with it.”
This past year’s course of study was the New Testament. Next year’s topic will be The Book of Mormon. Visit seminary.lds.org for details on the program.