Seniors Share God and Laughter During Senior Recognition Weekend

March 01, 2005 | Daneal Reedy

Family and friends recently came to celebrate Senior Recognition with the class of 2005 at Milo Adventist Academy. Guest speaker Steve Lemke, East Salem Church pastor and a 1998 Milo graduate, spoke for vespers and the Sabbath church service. The seniors led out in Sabbath School and church. Brenda Stebbeds and her father, Todd, taught the Sabbath School lesson about the end times. For the church offering, every senior put into the plate 105 pennies, representing the class of 2005.

As people walked into the gym for the evening program, they found themselves in a park, complete with large trees, grass, benches, and lampposts. The seniors then served a delicious Mexican dinner. As the dinner was coming to an end, auctioneer and father Tom Harmon got people bidding on auction items. Some of the memorable items sold were a handmade quilt and a basketball signed by all the seniors.

Emcees Dieter Polmueller and Shane Baze then announced that it was time to start “And Then There Was One,” a play about 10 strangers who come to a weekend party and then one by one, start to disappear. Many funny lines and actions caused the audience to laugh hysterically in some parts and just chuckle to themselves in others. In between acts, the emcees entertained with jokes and playing the bagpipes without any instruments, and some seniors entertained with musical talent. Another highlight was senior Mark Oh playing the sound effects and music from the Mario Brothers game on the piano.

Seniors and their families enjoyed a weekend of laughter and reflection on God.