On Friday night the students of the Thomas Aquinas College 2012 High School Summer Program celebrated their last evening together — and the completion of this year’s program — with gratitude and elegance. First they gathered in St. Joseph Commons for a formal dinner, followed by Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel, where they gave thanks to God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon them over these past two weeks. Then they headed back to the Commons for a celebratory dance, complete with dancing and student-produced entertainment, topped off with a 22-minute slideshow produced by the prefects.
Many students were up early Saturday morning to bid their friends a fond farewell. They began leaving the campus as early as 4:00 a.m. With tears, hugs, and promises to meet again, the students said goodbye. Reflecting back on the program, one student remarked that the time had flown by, with two weeks seeming more like a day.
The Admissions Staff looks forward to welcoming many of these students back to campus in the coming months. May God bless them!