Students Share their Insights on the Sophomore Retreat!

How the Sophomore Retreat went!
Students Share their Insights on the Sophomore Retreat!

The retreat day began with morning prayer and an icebreaker so that the students could get to know their fellow group members as well as their leaders. Then the sophomores went into the chapel to listen to  witness talks from senior Connor Shea and junior Emma Collins.  After the witness talks, the students went  to a spot where they could open their hearts and talk about how they related to the witness talks. The students also got a chance to go to adoration in the chapel with a lovely musician playing the guitar. 

I talked to Emily Liste a junior, who was a part of the core team. She said that the purpose of the retreat is to help the students connect and get to know their fellow classmates as well as the upperclassmen who are leading them throughout the day. Although Liste thought that the retreat could have gone better, she had a fun time planning it. She says there are some things she would change about the retreat, such as making the activities more abundant and eventful. She also wishes that she got better feedback from the sophomores when they were asked whether they liked the retreat or not. She hopes that next year’s sophomore retreat will be even better. 

 I also talked to Alanis Perez, a sophomore who attended the retreat. She told me that her favorite part of the retreat was when each small group had to make a skit. The skits were based on an idea that was based on the overall theme of the day. This year’s theme was God leading us away from the wrong door and helping us find the right door. Perez also thought there were some things about the retreat that could’ve been better, such as the activities planned. She thought that there could’ve been more activities and more time to connect with our small groups and our leaders. 


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