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Senior Retreat 2022

A milestone of nostalgia and celebration, the Class of 2023 kicked off their year with the annual Senior Retreat.

Hosted at the beautiful Round Top Retreat Center, the Class of 2023 grew together and prepared for the final lap in their high school careers, bonding over shared memories and the monumental year ahead of them. 

This year’s Senior Retreat was marked by moments of connection. Kate Marshall ‘23 shared, “Senior retreat was such a great bonding experience for our senior class. I loved being outside with my friends and classmates.”

“Throughout the retreat, the whole grade really mixed and bonded together. We had the opportunity to hang out with others we may not usually spend time with,” said Isabella Ventura ‘23. Fellow senior Elaine Adams agreed saying, “It was a great time to connect with people that I am not as close to yet.”

Relaxing in nature, friendly competition in the recreation rooms and enjoying their free time to fellowship together was just part of what made the retreat so impactful. Moreover, the spiritual emphasis was profound and the retreat was marked by prayer and imparting of wisdom. The first morning, teachers and faculty members prayed over the students, one by one, receiving their requests and praying for them specifically and individually. 

In the evening, teachers and faculty members passed out envelopes to the seniors, containing personal letters, either from parents or a beloved faculty member. “We all went to different places to sit and read these letters on our own. It was a meaningful experience. The letters were thoughtful, encouraging and personal,” said Isabella Ventura ‘23.

During breakout sessions, teachers shared words of wisdom. Referencing 1 Samuel 7:12, Ms. Simonton gave each of the seniors an Ebenezer, or a “stone of help,” to represent the moments when God was very real to each of them, encouraging them to fill their senior year with Ebenezer moments. 

Class of 2023, we’re praying for you to have a year full of moments you’ll never forget. #SBSmoments