LDS Teens Made Big Gains in Seminary Last Year, Data Shows

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This article was originally written by Tad Walch for Deseret News. The following is an excerpt. 

The number of LDS teenagers who finished reading the assigned book of scripture in the church’s youth seminary program rose 33 percent last year, according to new data.

Nearly 80 percent of students in the United States and other countries on a North American school calendar finished the entire Doctrine & Covenants that was one of two new, toughened graduation standards introduced during the 2014-15 school year by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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