Mexia baccalaurate starts send-off for graduates

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Senior Alana Holt plays ‘Viva la Vida,’ at the Mexia High School baccalaurate Sunday evening at the high school auditorium. Also performing the song were four other seniors, pictured below. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mexia High School was the scene of the annual baccalaurate service for graduating seniors Sunday night.
The interdenominational service to honor the graduates saw the youths file into the auditorium in cap and gown to the familiar music of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played on piano by Wynona Lipsett.
Some of the grads had utterly serious expressions on their faces, while others seemed barely able to contain their joy at having attained this important milestone.
Several area pastors greeted them, including the Rev. Cleo High, of Antioch Baptist Church, who gave the invocation; the Rev. Bryan Hallmark, of Mexia First Assembly of God, who gave a short scripture reading; the Rev. Kevin Jones, of First Baptist Church, who gave the keynote address; and the Rev. Michael King, of Calvary Baptist Church, who would give the closing benediction.

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