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Elevate Your Learning

During a busy day of school and activities, seminary gives you a chance to take a break, step out of the world, and feel the Spirit. But this year, you’re invited to elevate your seminary experience and invite the Spirit even stronger into your life. This invitation comes through a change to the seminary graduation requirements.

Before, students could graduate from seminary by attending regularly and receiving an endorsement from their bishop. Now, students are asked to complete two additional requirements:

  1. Read the assigned scriptures for the course.
  2. Pass two learning assessments during each course (you can take them as many times as you want to in order to pass).

The reason for the change is simple: if you study and learn, you are stronger and happier. The new motto? Attend, Study, Learn, Live.

President Thomas S. Monson said: “As with anything in life, much of what you take from your seminary experience depends on your attitude and your willingness to be taught. May your attitude be one of humility and a desire to learn. How grateful I am for the opportunity I had as a teenager to attend early-morning seminary, for it played a vital role in my development and the development of my testimony. Seminary can change lives” (“Believe, Obey, and Endure,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2012, 128).

Elevate means to lift up or to take higher—and that’s exactly what happens when you study your scriptures and learn the principles of the gospel. Are you ready to elevate your learning?

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