The Baccalaureate Committee for this year's graduating class of 2010 representing JDHS, TMHS, YKHS and home schoolers from IDEA and RAVEN would like to thank the following adults and businesses in our community for their participation in our May 27 baccalaureate: Doug Smith, parent of a graduating senior, for providing the prelude and processional music on the piano; Rhonda Hickok of TMHS for the welcome and for emceeing the program; Leitoni Tupuo from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the invocation and benediction; our keynote speakers Gary Leder from Auke Bay Bible Church, Tari Stage-Harvey, pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and Bishop Edward Burns representing the Diocese of Juneau; Jon-Michael Gwinnell of Echo Ranch Bible Camp gave the graduates a blessing near the end of the program. The messages to the graduates from all the adult speakers were delivered with respect for the diversity of faiths represented and genuine blessings for their future.
Behind the scenes, we would like to thank JDHS auditorium manager Lucas Hoiland and his crew for assistance setting up for baccalaureate. Our program printing was done by Alaska Litho for minimal cost to our limited budget. Glacier Gardens generously loaned us flower baskets and arrangements to decorate the stage. Janet Olmstead, also a parent of a graduating senior, provided sign language interpretation. And finally, Moms in Touch, under the direction of Janice Peyton, Adriana Hurtte and Debbie Leamer, provided a wonderful reception in the JDHS commons following baccalaureate.
Sue Mason and Joan Gianotti,
Baccalaureate Committee Chairs