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Sunnyside baccalaureate services revamped this year

The Sunnyside Ministerial Association, in cooperation with Sunnyside High School Revolution Club, is in the midst of planning this year's SHS baccalaureate service.

The pastors' association is coaching members of Revolution Club, a new high school Christian-based youth service group, to organize and plan baccalaureate services, said Rev. Katie Haney, ministerial association president.

The students' input will help determine how this year's event will look when it is presented on Thursday, June 6, at the SHS auditorium at 7 p.m., she explained.

The baccalaureate committee has been meeting for several weeks to organize the program, she added.

Revolution Club Vice President Aaron Andrade, a sophomore, said the committee is seeking talented individuals for the praise team, which will perform during the service, as well as lining up dancers and soloists for the program.

Meanwhile, SHS graduate Dianna Mendoza of Seattle will be baccalaureate keynote speaker. For the past several years Mendoza has been involved in international mission programs, Haney said.

Haney said the Sunnyside High School senior class awards and scholarships presentation will be made on June 6, an hour before the baccalaureate ceremony.

"We are hoping those seniors and their parents will transition from the awards ceremony to the presentation being held in the auditorium," she added.

Haney said seniors from Mabton High School and Sunnyside Christian High School are also invited to attend the SHS baccalaureate service.

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