Every year, we celebrate the graduating Seniors of JAARS Youth Group with a Baccalaureate ceremony. Below are some of the members of the most recent graduating class:

Class of 2021 Baccalaureate Participants

Lukas Peter Bunn

Congratulations Lukas!

Warren William Crossman

Congratulations Warren!

Andrew James Lane

Andrew James Lane is the second of James and Jennifer Lane’s four children. He was born in Amarillo, Texas and lived there until moving to North Carolina in 2020. After graduation he plans to attend South Piedmont Community College and is interested in pursuing a trade or a teaching certificate. Philippians 4:6-7 is his favorite Bible passage. 

Annabelle Elizabeth Lane

Annabelle Elizabeth Lane is the first of Brant and Mary Lane’s four children. She was born in Florence, South Carolina, and has remained a South Carolina resident throughout her life. After graduation, Annabelle will be attending Charleston Southern University and majoring in Music Therapy. Annabelle’s favorite Scripture passage is Lamentations 3:21-23.

Abigail (“Abby”) Paige Leighton

Abigail (Abby) Paige Leighton was born in Charlotte, NC, the first of Matt and Amanda’s five children. Abby is graduating from Parkwood and her plans are to study Early Childhood Education at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. Abby’s favorite Bible verses are 1 Peter 4:8 and Psalm 37:4.

Lucas Daniel McIntosh

Lucas Daniel McIntosh is the third of Tim & Stacie’s four children. He was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Papua New Guinea, and North Carolina. He is graduating from Arborbrook Christian Academy and plans to attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, majoring in Biological Medicine, pursuing a career as a surgeon. Psalm 97:1-6 is his favorite passage in the Bible.

Shae Brianne Rivers

Shae Brianne Rivers is the oldest of four children, born to Rick and Kristina Rivers in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and has since lived in Arizona and North Carolina. After graduating from homeschool, she plans to attend South Piedmont Community College in Monroe where she plans to earn her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN). Shae’s favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:31-39. 

Tobias James Salisbury

Tobias James Salisbury is the second of five children, born to Steven and Annemarie Salisbury in Pineville, NC. Tobias has lived mostly in the US but spent a month in the Philippines. After graduating from homeschool, he is looking forward to studying architecture. He eventually hopes to use it for work in missions. His favorite scripture passage is James 1:2-4.

Lydia Grace Taylor

Lydia Grace Taylor is Bret and Mindy Taylor’s first of three children. She was born in San Jose, California. Lydia is graduating from Parkwood High School and plans to attend Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, majoring in business and minoring in political science. She intends to work in a pro-life nonprofit organization. Lydia’s favorite verses are 1 Timothy 4:12, Psalm 139:16.

Rachel Elizabeth Wright

Congratulations Rachel!