Graduation is just days away, and area churches are honoring this year’s seniors.
Baccalaureate services for graduating seniors and their family and friends are being held this Sunday.
East Coweta’s baccalaureate will be at Crossroads Church’s Highway 16 campus at 3 p.m., and Northgate’s will be at Crossroads’ campus on Highway 154 at 2 p.m. First Baptist Church in downtown Newnan will be the site for Newnan High’s baccalaureate at 2 p.m.
Central Baptist Church in downtown Newnan will be recognizing the graduates from the Central congregation at the 10:55 a.m. service on Sunday.
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate graduating seniors at the 11 a.m. worship service this Sunday. Special music at that service will feature senior instrumentalists: Kassidy Goodwin and Sarah Wampler, flutes; Claire Avery and Elizabeth Wampler, clarinets; and Alex Dohany, trumpet and flugelhorn.
The selections range from American folk hymn tunes and a Poulenc Clarinet Sonata to “At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral” and a Bach chorale. Karl Dietmeyer will conduct the church’s brass, flute and clarinet choirs.
Other seniors to be honored are: Vincent Barolomei, Clara Comiskey, Connor Coupanger, Joey DeNell, Will Evans, Jordan Hall, Kayla Keenan, Darren Mendes, Doug Morris, Lou Pfundt, Sam Reissing, Delayne Rotolo, Nick Thompson, Rebecca Waryold, Kathryn Washington, Nick Washington, and Michael Young.
Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak will recognize church member Tori Bartlett at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bartlett has finished dental hygiene school and passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and Central Regional Dental Testing exam.
Churches are also focusing on education in other ways.
St. Smyrna Baptist Church sponsored Pastor’s Day for Education on May 13. Area pastors were invited to Central Education Center to learn how students can take advantage of classes offered at CEC by the Coweta County School System and West Georgia Technical College.