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Stepping into Senior Year

Stepping into Senior Year

The Junior Leadership Inauguration is a  memorable occasion for juniors and their families. This long-standing annual SBS tradition celebrates the passing of leadership from the soon-to-be graduating senior class to the current junior class, recognizing the next group of student leaders in upper school.   

Head Prefect Josh Collins ‘23 challenged juniors to embrace the moments ahead. “Junior year challenges you, but senior year opens your eyes to opportunity. Learn from your accomplishments, but even more, learn from your failures. Push with excellence and urgency, and be a leader for everyone. Grow closer as a class and grow bonds beyond  graduation.”

Juniors were called by name to accept their medallions, each inscribed with Luke 12:48, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”  

After receiving their medals, Head of School Jon Konzelman encouraged the Class of 2024.  “Now, it’s your time to lead,” he began. “Spend time in the Word, respect each other, walk with integrity, and remember, your gifts are meant to be given away. You can’t expect extraordinary things by doing common things. Challenge yourself to be uncommon your senior year, and live with purpose.” 

A treasured moment from the ceremony occurs when parents and mentors pray over the soon-to-be seniors. Senior Bible teacher Jeannene Simonton leads this time, praying blessing and exhortation over the Class of 2024. Her prayer includes asking God to bless the students even with hardship to sharpen and grow them into the young men and women God has designed them to be.

We are confident the Class of 2024 will do remarkable things at SBS and for God’s kingdom! Join us in praying for them and their upcoming senior year.