Saint Paul’s Grandparents’ Day is highly anticipated by students and their grandparents alike.
On October 7, Campus Minister Mr. Jeffery Ramon opened the special day with a prayer service and introduced Brother Ray. He then asked the students to stand up and sing “Rise Up O’ Men of God” and “This Little Light of Mine.” To the vast majority of students and grandparents, the singing was a very emotional moment, especially for the seniors because it was their last Grandparents’ Day.
Brother Ray, FSC, then gave an uplifting testimony about Saint Paul’s to hundreds in attendance. Brother Ray mentioned a lot of topics that are frequently brought up during our president’s assemblies. These topics were based off Saint Paul’s mission statement: to offer strong academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs in a safe and disciplined environment, while living the gospel values of Jesus.
Students then talked to their grandparents about topics such as the wide range of clubs and sports offered at Saint Paul’s, our Lasallian traditions, the many awards Saint Paul’s has won over the years, how students live out their faith every day, and what their school lives are like.
Brother Ray often had the students turn to their grandparents and tell them about the extracurricular they are involved in, the grades they currently have, and their favorite teachers on campus.
Seniors George Bode and Evan Leaber then made their way to the podium to talk to the guests about the memories they had with their grandparents and how much their grandparents mean to them. Bode and Leaber both provided very moving speeches that made the students feel closer to their grandparents.
In all, this year’s Grandparents’ Day was a huge success, bringing students closer to their grandparents and to their school.