Thursday Evening, May 21
We were invited to this program by Sam – one of our faithful man cave guys – who was graduating in this ceremony.
Each family is a member of the same homeschool co-op.
The graduates each had a table that displayed things of interest to them.
Corey’s youngest sister, Valarae, gave out programs
Daniel’s sisters were positioned with programs at the other side of the door. He is the only graduate who does not attend our church, so I do not know their names.
Sam’s brother Nathaniel Zuck (our grandson-in-law) led the congregational songs.
Welcome by Corey’s dad, Scott Rohrer.
A bit of unrelated information: his and Deb’s oldest son, Dustan, will marry our granddaughter Jenna in September.
Special music by the graduates – Daniel, Corey, Joanna, Abigail, Tanner, and Sam.
Their graduation challenge came from John Minnich
Take time to learn what God has wired you to do.
You have been given much. From the Gospel of Luke: to the one who has been entrusted much, much is expected.
Seize the day. You are a blank canvas. Do not waste your youth. Opportunities are there. Movement doesn’t mean progress.
Serve the Lord. You are six amazing people. God has a plan for you. Put Him first. You are God’s masterpieces.
Enjoy the trip of life. Take mission trips. Don’t take life too seriously. Pay off your credit cards. Floss your teeth. Enjoy sunsets. Smell the hay. Live within your means. Honor your parents.
Be blessed by God.
John introduced the parents, then said, “Graduates, I talked to your parents about you.”
Joanna – Your parents are grateful that God placed you in their family. They see you as a woman of courage – with grace under strength.
Tanner – Your parents are pleased to see you growing spiritually and are excited to see what God has in store for you.
Corey – Your parents are your greatest cheering squad and said that you gave your best effort during your school years.
Sam – Your parents see you as a young man who is thorough and thinks things through before taking action.
Abigail – Your mom is blessed to see your passionate heart and talent for preparing food.
Daniel – Your parents say that you are gifted in hands-on-work and love hunting and fishing. They are pleased that you are a good example to your younger siblings.
Dustin Martin presented the students and parents.
Tanner and his parents, Dwight and Rose
Daniel and his parents, Jon and Gwenda
Joanna and her parents, Dave and Bev
Corey and his parents Scott and Deb
Abigail and her mom, Doretta
We are used to seeing Doretta alone, as her husband, Buddy, died in a swimming-related accident many years ago. However, his presence was especially missed at this ceremony.
Sam and his parents, Dale and Luanne
There will be another set of pictures tomorrow night.