Class of 2018 and 2021 experience summer retreats-Seniors and freshman bond during Skyzone and camping trips
The week before the official start of school is perhaps more exciting than the first day itself. Two very special groups, the freshman and the senior classes, come to campus ready to embark on a journey that will characterize the next four years of their lives. It is a time of growth, nervousness, and laughter, a period during which each grade unites like never before.
As the age hierarchy dictates, the Senior Retreat will be recapped first. The Senior Retreat is a two-day event designed to kick-o the college application and essay writing process and rally the senior class.
The senior class participated in numerous workshops targeting all aspects of the college process and at the end they were rewarded with a trip to Sky zone.
Skyzone is an indoor trampoline entertainment center. As a senior myself, I can attest to the fact that it was a great way to blow o steam and y away from the responsibilities looming in the near future.
Andrea Gamboa ‘18 stated “Even though I might not have talked to everyone, I felt that our bond as a senior class grew after skyzone.” The college counseling sta did a wonderful job of juxtaposing the serious and stressful college process with the fun and childlike trampoline world.
Each advisory was given the opportunity to spend quality time with each other through activities such as trust building obstacle courses and canoeing.
Through nature walks, meals, and yurts, the grade was forced to become comfortable in each other’s hands. Even though a few canoes may have flipped, the freshman class emerged as a cohesive unit, a new force to be reckoned with in the upper school.
Before school even began, the classes of 2018 and 2021 have had impactful and inspirational experiences. Keep an eye on all they will accomplish in the upcoming year.
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