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July 28,
2018

Students in St. Gladys Plaza

The 2018 High School Summer Program has come to an end!

An amazing last day of the program was capped off with a spectacular last night at Friday’s Farewell Banquet. To start the evening, the gentlemen picked up the ladies at St. Monica’s Hall, then escorted them over to the St. Joseph Commons:

  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Arrival
    Slideshow: Students arrive at the Banquet dinner

Then came the dinner, after which students made their way over to St. Cecilia Hall …

  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dinner
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dinner

… for the entertainment portion of the evening, which consisted of various skits and musical performances:

  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Entertainment
    Slideshow: Banquet Entertainment

Students then gathered in the plaza of St. Gladys Hall, where they danced until nearly midnight:

  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance
  • HSSP18 -- Banquet Dance
    Slideshow: Farewell Banquet dance

Then, after much hugging and bidding adieu, all turned in to the residence halls and prepared for their journeys back home, with the first van leaving around 4:00 a.m., and the last scheduled to depart just after noon.

From the pre-Socratics to Euclid, from Sophocles to O’Connor; from playing volleyball to diving on the slip-n-slide; praying at the Stations, at Mass, and in Adoration; going to the Getty, the beach, Santa Barbara, and the Hollywood Bowl — it has been an amazing two weeks. The prefects have marveled, throughout, at the thoughtfulness, the responsibility, the faith, the spiritedness, and the joy of this group. Thanks be to God!

We hope to see a good many of these students again as members of the Thomas Aquinas College Class of 2023!

As a farewell treat, we present the video slideshow that prefect Dre Florez put together and showed as the Banquet:

We should have some photos from this morning’s depatures before too long, so be sure to check the blog again later!