Premont High School seniors set to graduate later this week

Melissa Ash, The Premont Journal

The Premont High School auditorium filled up with family and friends who wanted to show their support to the graduating seniors as they held their traditional baccalaureate service on May 20.

All of the graduating seniors walked into the auditorium dressed in their caps and gowns as the processional was played.

After the seniors were seated, the guest speaker Pastor Humberto Gonzalez, from the Heritage Church, spoke to them.

"Don't be afraid of what is out there," Gonzalez said. "There is a place out there for you. Believe in God because he has big plans for all of you."

After Gonzalez was done speaking, he presented the graduating class with graduate Bibles as a gift. Also present at the ceremony were faculty and school board members.

Once the baccalaureate service ended, the graduating seniors were invited to participate in the traditional senior mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church. The seniors gathered for refreshments at Parish hall afterwards.

"This is a very stressful time for seniors," youth director Omar J. Pena said. "They need to know that they are not alone. Now, and for the rest of their lives, God needs to be the center of focus.

"We just like giving them the opportunity to receive a blessing for the Church before they start the next chapter in their lives. We look forward to keeping this tradition going for many years to come."