On Thursday, May 26, 2011, the United Methodist Women hosted a luncheon for the graduating seniors of Hemphill High School. Following a practice exercise for graduation ceremonies, seventy-eight seniors enjoyed congratulations, hugs, and a pizza lunch with all of the trimmings. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, excitement, and anticipation for graduation, college plans, or launching a working career.

The UMW, based on some research about the longevity of this event, believes that 2012 will be the thirtieth year that the seniors have been invited to the luncheon. Some of the teachers who attend with the students remember the day that they attended the luncheon at the Methodist Church.

What a blessing to have the opportunity to be with these hopes for tomorrow. Look in the Fellowship Hall and you will see the smiling faces of the Seniors of 2011 as well as some other memorabilia. Congratulations!!

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