Senior Retreat

Matthew McConnell

Matthew McConnell and Emily Orr

For over a decade now, senior retreat has been seen as one of the most anticipated events of senior year. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, members of the Class of 2017 left campus at 6:30 p.m. and had the chance to experience the retreat for themselves.

“It’s always been known as a good time and opportunity to get to know your classmates you have yet to spend time with,” said Hollis Ledbetter.

After arriving at Camp Skyline in Mentone, Alabama, with several faculty members, seniors performed comical skits in designated small groups around topics such as “living with roommates” and “managing personal finance”, among other scenarios seniors are sure to encounter after graduation.

“My favorite part of the retreat were the skits. I liked how no one cared about who was watching us,” said Lisa Van Susteren.

Seniors also spent Tuesday night making s’mores by campfire and playing a variety of games before waking up early the next morning to complete a series of class and small group building exercises.

“I really enjoyed getting to know my small group, especially Jamie [Lertprasertpong] because I don’t know if I would have met him otherwise,” said Mamie Johnson.

The Class of 2017 returned to campus by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with new found appreciation for their classmates.

“The senior retreat was unforgettable. I will forever remember the moment I realized that I shared high school with such awesome people,” said Palesa Molapo.