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They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-three students 
filing into the already crowded auditorium. With rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost 
as grown up as they felt. Dads  swallowed  hard behind 
broad smiles, and moms freely brushed away tears.

 This class would not pray during the commencements ----- not by choice but  because of a recent court ruling 
prohibiting it. The principal and  several students were 
careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the

They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no 
one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for 
blessings on the graduates or their families.  The speeches were nice, but they were routine....... until the final speech
 received a standing ovation.

 A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He 
stood still and silent for just a moment, and then he 
delivered his astounding sneeze.

 The rest of the students rose immediately to their feet, 
and in unison they said, 

 The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future ... with or without the court's approval.


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