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I received an e-mail with the following question, "I am new to YW and I am looking for ideas to honor, congratulate, say goodbye to our graduating seniors. I am curious if your users/members have posted anything in the past for honoring high school senior girls and boys.  Have they recognized them during opening exercises, during the mid-week activity,  ward newletter, or other?   What has been done and what has worked well?  I welcome any ideas."

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* We live in Oklahoma and our young women make a Sr. blanket  for our sr. girls. All the young women work on it except the sr. girls receiving them. So it is made with love and usually out of fleece of a color they like. Something they can take to college with them and use. They boys receive a wooden clock. It is cut out of wood in the shape of OKLAHOMA and stained and their favorite scripture is put on it along with their name.  (Idea shared by Angie Wade, Guthrie Ward / Stillwater Stake / ga05022011)

* In our ward we do a Senior Recognition night, as a combined activity for all the youth.  We also invite ward members, and other family and friends.  We put together a DVD featuring 30-40 photos of each senior from birth till now, set to appropriate music.  We show the DVD, each senior bears their testimony, and Bishop gives closing remarks.  Afterwards, the gym is set up by the seniors/parents with tables of items/photos that are all about them, and their parents bring their favorite dessert to use for refreshments.  This is always a highlight of our year.  (Idea shared by Gaylene / ga05172011)

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