Graduate Daryl-Lynn Jimmo accepts a bible from Sue Snape, a volunteer with Bibles for Grads. Jimmo was one of many graduating students who partook on the decades old rite of passage for Grade 12 students. File Photo

Bibles for Grads looking for student names

The Bibles for Grads committee is looking for names of Grade 12 students

Bibles for Grads is returning to Sylvan Lake this year, and is looking for names of Grade 12 students in the community.

Naomi Hilman, a committee member for Bibles for Grads says this is for any Grade 12 student from Sylvan Lake, regardless of where they go to school.

“We want to reach everyone. Whether they are home schooled, take classes online or attend classes in another community,” said Hilman in a recent interview.

Despite grads being in the Bibles for Grads name, a bible will be provided to a Grade 12 student even if they will not be graduating in 2017.

The committee wants to connect with every student, and will not take grades or credit into consideration, according to Hilman.

“Even if they aren’t graduating, like if they are short a credit or five or 10, we still want them to get a bible.”

To celebrate, Bibles for Grads will once again be holding their annual banquet. The turkey dinner will honour the student’s successes in grade school.

“We have a banquet on April 11 at the Community Centre,” Hilman said.

The banquet, bibles and prizes are all generously donated by the community and the churches of Sylvan Lake.

“The bibles are all donated by the churches,” Hilman said, adding planing for the event is underway, with collecting of the names of Grade 12 students in the Sylvan Lake area being the current obstacle to climb.

“We are now looking for names of students that we might not have,” she said. “We are looking for students that might be home schooled, learn online or attend a school in another community.”

The committee is planning to hand out 250 bibles to Grade 12 students at the April 11 event. Hilman hopes the students who receive the bibles are church going students who will find use in it after their high school careers are over.

For more information about the event or to provide the name of a Grade 12 student, you can contact Naomi Hilman at 403-887-5058.

She added, “The important thing is getting the names of any kids that might be out there so we can recognize them.”

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

RDC introduces Justice Studies diploma to fill community gap

Forty students will begin studies in Fall 2018

Fox Run School honoured for WE Day work

The WE Day group was given award for their work through WE Bake for Change event

Alberta Party names candidate for upcoming byelection

The Alberta Party made the announcement May 24 at the lighthouse in Sylvan Lake

DTHS drama department performs a comedic, western parody

David Thompson High School presents “How the West Was Worn” on June 12.

PHOTOS: McHappy Day helps local groups

Flipside Youth Centre and 198 RCSCC Yukon both benefited from this year’s McHappy Day

SLIDESHOW: The summer season kicks off with the Farmer’s Market

The first weekly farmer’s market was held on May 18

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

WestJet pilot strike averted as parties agree to mediation

Pilots had warned they could go on strike starting May 19

CP rail workers give strike notice

Employees could walk out as early as Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT

Vote points to abortion being legalized in Ireland

Voters asked whether to keep or repeal Eighth Amendment to Roman Catholic Ireland’s Constitution

Canadian soccer officials talk up World Cup bid at Champions League final

Current bid calls for 2026 World Cup games to be staged in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

WATCH: Alix holds 2nd annual Icebreaker Roughstock

Many come out to see some intense rodeo action

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Most Read