Baccalaureate services to precede graduation


Scheduled for May 25

Area High School Seniors are preparing for that big upcoming event, graduation, with a variety of special activities and services over the coming days. For the first time ever, Anderson School District One will hold commencement services for three high schools, with the first graduating class of the new Powdersville High School joining graduating seniors of Wren and Palmetto on Friday, May 30 at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson.

Palmetto graduates will be the first to receive diplomas beginning at 10 a.m. Powdersville will follow at 1 p.m and Wren at 4 p.m.

Prior to the actual commencement services and receiving of diplomas, many area high school seniors and their families will attend a Baccalaureate service, which is a celebration honoring a graduating senior class from a high school or college.

This year, all three Baccalaureate services for Anderson School District One seniors will be held on the same day, May 25, with local churches sponsoring or hosting the event for each school.

Baccalaureate service for Palmetto High graduating seniors will be held in the Palmetto High School Auditorium on May 25 at 6 p.m. The annual event, which in the past has been organized by the school, is being hosted by New Hope Baptist Church with help from other local churches. Palmetto will also be holding their annual awards day this Friday, May. 16.

Grace Church in Powdersville, located at 9205 Hwy. 81 North (Piedmont) will be holding Baccalaureate for Wren seniors.

Bethesda Methodist Church, located at 516 Piedmont Rd. (Easley) just off Hwy. 81 in Powdersville, will host Powdersville seniors.

Greenville County Schools will host high school graduation ceremonies for nearly 4,200 seniors June 4-6 at Timmons Arena and Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Woodmont High graduation services will be held Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.

The Journal will publish a Salute to Area Graduates May 28 which will include graduating class photos, list of graduates, honor graduates and other information. Palmetto, Wren, and this year Powdersville will be included. Woodmont graduation information will be in the June 4 issue.

If you are interested in honoring your graduate, please contact us.