Students at Morgan High School can choose to take an hour out of their class schedule each day, leave the school and cross the street to the seminary building. There, students are taught by seminary teachers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While they do not get credit towards their graduation from high school, they do get credit to graduate from seminary.
Seminary has changed courses a few times over the past several years; however, the focus has always stayed on the four-standard works: The Book of Mormon, The Old and New Testament, and The Doctrine and Covenants. It now follows the “Come Follow Me” curriculum.
During the summer, youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to summer seminary held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The fun started in June and will continue through August 3.
“Summer Seminary provides a great opportunity for your son or daughter to increase their understanding and reliance on the Savior Jesus Christ during the summer months,” explained Travis Winkler, one of the seminary teachers. There is no cost and all are welcome. He also said youth do not have to be a member of the church, or be enrolled in Morgan High to join the fun. “Aside from the deeper conversion to Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, it is also a great place for them to make or maintain friendships with other righteous teens in the valley,” said Winkler.
The youth are free to come to as many classes as they are able, but there is no credit requirement or expectation. However, Winkler said if your student needs seminary make-up work, each Summer Seminary class session that is attended will make-up two absences. After a gospel discussion, there will be treats to enjoy and activities to participate in. Students are asked to bring scriptures and a way to take notes.