Senior Banquet and Baccalaureate Service
What is a Baccalaureate Service?
The baccalaureate service is a time of blessing for graduates. This service reflects God's impact in their lives up to this point and it is an opportunity to ask for His guidance for their future. This is a non-denominational service that is open to all. Those wanting a very personal time of acknowledgement of what God has done in their lives will find this to be an uplifting and inspiring evening. This does not replace graduation.
What will your evening look like?
Quest for Education and Arts offers a senior banquet and baccalaureate service.
This ceremony will include a formal sit-down dinner, a gratitude tribute from students to parents, a baccalaureate invocation, candle-lighting ceremony, presentation of blessing bibles and bookmarks, special music and blessing of graduates. The ceremony is non-denominational and everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are schooled in a public or private setting or home schooled or may be graduating from college. Graduates, family members, as well as their guests are all invited. Special music will be commissioned to honor the class of 2017.
This event will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 from 6-9pm.
Who can participate?
- Graduating seniors across Tucson are welcome to participate in this event. This includes students who have been public, private, and home schooled as well as college graduates.
Where is the service?
- Grace Community Church, 9755 Nth La Cholla Blvd
- Business attire is required and graduates are expected to wear their caps and gowns. If graduates do not have a cap and gown, Quest can supply you with one. You will be able to keep your cap and gowns will be returned.
- This banquet and ceremony will be free of charge and provided as a community service to graduates and their parents. If a family would like to sponsor their graduate or another graduate, the sponsorship is $110 per student. We will be asking donors, businesses, and organizations to sponsor students for this event.
sign up to participate
Please click the button below to sign up. There is a separate form below to sign up for dinner entrees. If you have any questions, please let us know. The deadline to sign up is March 3rd. After that, there will be a $20 late fee for sign ups. No sign ups will be accepted after April 1st.
Sponsor A Graduate
We want this ceremony to be a blessing not a burden to the graduates and their families so we are asking outside sponsors to donate $110 per graduate to help cover the cost of the ceremony, the venue and the gifts presented to the graduates.
Click below to sponsor a graduate!
What is your commitment if you participate in this ceremony?
1) You must register ahead of time.
2) You must commit to come to the event if you register.
3) Optional - you can make a senior spotlight board if you like.
4) You will need to watch your email closely so you get the updates. All communications will be labeled baccalaureate news. You are responsible for putting reminders in your phone or replying right away so we get any information from you we need in a timely manner.
5) No additional planning meetings or costs for you or your parents. Guest will need to consider donating $10 for their meal. Graduates, parents, and guests much sign up for dinner choices ahead of time. Link is available below.
6) You cannot be late to the ceremony so plan to be there by 5:45 and you may want to come in early that day to set up your senior spotlight.
This is an opportunity for the student and parent to display student accomplishments. Students will be given large display boards and space to show artwork, performances that may be played on tablets, and athletic or academic achievements.
Quest will offer the opportunity to parents to present their students with their diploma and to recognize their achievement of completing high school. This opportunity is open to students who are not participating in another graduation ceremony.
Quest will provide caps and gowns for this ceremony for those graduating. You will be allowed to keep your cap and tassel.