They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. 

With their 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 ruling.

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, it happened.

He suddenly SNEEZED !!!!

Part of the audience then stood up and said in unison, 'GOD BLESS YOU

As he was leaving the stage, he stopped to bow in silent prayer, an act that prompted the audience to stand and applaud. He replied to the crowd, "Don't applaud for me, applaud for God.")

This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.

This is based on a true story from the 2001 commencement exercises at Washington Community High School in Washington, Illinois.

Isn't this a wonderful story? Pass it on to all your friends.........and  GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

Oh, how I wish THIS one would take off and FILL the whole Country!!

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