Family, Friends Celebrate Auburn’s 100th Class

January 26, 2019 | Education | Gabriela Jung

For graduating seniors and their families, senior dedication is a special moment. It’s a time of celebration, and it’s a time for making memories. This past November, friends and family celebrated with the 100th graduating class from Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) as they look to their futures.

This year, Auburn Adventist Academy combined senior dedication with family weekend so families could be in attendance. Families were treated to special music from students and a message from speaker Katelyn Campbell, former chaplain who is now in seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.

“Your life before you is a blank canvas waiting to be filled,” says Campbell to the graduating class. “God has given you a life of amazing things, and He has dedicated you for greatness. But this is just the beginning. How will you paint your canvas? Who will you be? Fill your canvas well!”

Students shared their thoughts about senior dedication.

“I really like senior dedication. It was a good experience for everyone,” says Quinton Price, AAA senior. “My favorite part was listening to Pastor Katelyn’s speech and realizing that we are graduating soon and can rely on God to help guide us.”

Unique Burton, AAA senior, adds, “My favorite part of senior dedication was after dedication when we all realized how fast the year goes by and how soon we know that we are graduating.”

Senior dedication ended with the senior class clasping hands as they sang "Side by Side" and making lasting memories for their final year.