Four Mason High School seniors graduated Sunday from the seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Connor Noe, Michael Duplisea, Kayla Christensen and DJ Belnap were among students honored for completing the intensive four-year program.
Students met for 50 minutes before their first classes at Mason High School and studied the Old and New testaments, Book of Mormon and the history of Mormon faith. To earn their graduation certificate, they had to attend all four years with an 80 percent attendance record and complete all courses of study.
Eleven Mason underclassmen were also honored for completing a one-year course of study.
Tim Guffey, a church leader who helps oversee the church’s two Mason-area congregations, praised the graduates for their strong work ethic.
“The kind of discipline and hard work it takes to add a daily study of the scriptures on top of your school work and other activities is teaching you life skills that will help you in college and the career of your choice,” he told the graduates. “This study will bless [graduates] throughout their lives.”