By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Graduates celebrated at Baccalaureate


Last updated 6/7/2023 at 9:58am

Dale Brown

Pastor Bill Cox encourages graduates in keynote message.

RITZVILLE – Pianist Amy Galbreath played "Pomp and Circumstance" as 20 graduates wearing robes of red and black walked down the center aisle Thursday, June 1.

The attendees - most of this year's Lind-Ritzville High School graduating class of 25 students - took their seats at the front of the Ritzville Foursquare Church for the annual Baccalaureate service.

"Baccalaureate" was coined in the 1600s to describe a farewell sermon to graduates earning bachelor degrees from colleges in England. Its definition has since broadened to include similar ceremonies for high school students in churche...

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