Baccalaureate service honoring the Henryetta high school class of 2021 were held Wednesday with pastor Dale Huckabay from the Henryetta First Baptist church as the guest speaker.
A time-honored tradition, baccalaureate service can be traced back to Oxford University in England in the 1400s. At that time, graduates were required to give a sermon. The first school in American to hold the service was Princeton University in New Jersey.
Wednesday's service started wtih HHS senior class president Cheyanne Thomas delivering the invocation followed by Ragan Runyan, class treasurer, leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the high school choir, which included several graduating students, gave a performance then Skylar Thomas, class presidnet provided a scripture reading. 
Following Pastor Huckabay's sermon, class vice-president Neecie Gillin gave the benediction. 
Students and the audience watched a special slide show that featured various photographs of each of the graduating class.