Baccalaureate held at Russellville High School

Russellville Senior Kaley Payne and her father, Jeff,  sings "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" during Baccalaureate held Sunday evening.

Russellville Senior Kaley Payne and her father, Jeff, sings "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" during Baccalaureate held Sunday evening. Photo by Paula Earls.

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Russellville Senior Lee Kramp welcomes everyone to the Russellville High Baccalaureate, Sunday, May 12.

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Russellville Senior Kim Hobbs shares scriptures from Romans 8:37-39 during the RHS Baccalaureate.

The Russellville High School 2013 graduating class Baccalaureate services were held in the school gym, Sunday, May 12, with the assistance of the Russellville/Lohman Ministerial Alliance. The ceremony began with the seniors walking into the gym with those present standing in their honor. Senior Lee Kramp welcomed everyone to the service. The invocation was given by Sister Mary Rost, St. Michael Catholic Church.

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The Rev. Dinzel Webb, Russellville Baptist Church, shares the senior address with Russellville's graduating seniors during Baccalaureate held Sunday evening, May 12, in the high school gym.

Those attending sang "Oh, How I Love Jesus" followed by scripture reading by Kayla Smith. Kaley and Jeff Payne performed "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)."

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Russellville Senior Kayla Smith reads Psalm 8:1-9 at Russellville High Baccalaureate.

Kim Hobbs shared scriptures from Romans before the Rev. Dinzel Webb, Russellville Baptist Church, gave the senior address, "God is With You Wherever You Go." "Love Lifted Me" was sung by those in attendance and Rev. David Cameron gave the benediction. Maribeth Russell played the processional and recessional. The seniors, friends and family shared punch and cookies in the cafeteria following the service.

Graduation exercises for Russellville seniors will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 6 p.m. The Russellville Class of 2013 officers are Samantha Knaebel, president; Lee Kramp, vice president; Nicole Wunderlich, treasurer; and Staci Howard, secretary. The student council members are Katie Wolken, Kim Hobbs and Hannah Campbell.

The senior class motto is "Life brings us tears, smiles and memories. Tears dry, smiles fade, but memories last." The class colors are blue and white and flower white rose with blue tips. The class sponsors are Elaine Mills, David Volkart, Kate Lootens, Jason Twenter and Sean Lovelace.

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