Some 206,400 students across the United States have begun a new year of seminary — a voluntary scriptural education program in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Approximately 363,300 students are enrolled worldwide.
Seminary, a program for high school students, focuses on one topic for each of four years — Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and Church history.
This week, The Florida Times-Union featured students in the Jacksonville area who are participating in the local seminary program.
"It's something I look forward to in the morning because it brightens up your day before you go to school," Alyssa Chvala, a student, said.