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August 03,

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The 2017 High School Summer Program is drawing to an end, but our young geometricians are as focused and determined as ever! This morning’s session marked the fourth and penultimate class on Euclid’s Elements, and the students have become quite adept at demonstrating propositions. Today they confidently worked their way through Book I, Propositions 1113, and 15, amazed that something that seemed so foreign and complicated — only days ago — is now so familiar and comprehensible.  

At lunch students resumed last night’s conversations from Fr. Sebastian’s “Theology on Float” presentation. They then went to the afternoon’s class, where they discussed Boethius’ treatment of the difference between chance and Providence, comparing it to Sophocles’ depiction of fate in Oedipus Rex. Alas, today’s class marks the end of the Boethius portion of this year’s program. In tomorrow’s afternoon session — the last class of summer 2017! — students will examine Flannery O’Connor’s Everything That Rises Must Converge.

Before then, though, there is still much fun to be had! This afternoon students will participate in the College’s newest athletic tradition, the Chariots of Fire–inspired quad run! Come back tomorrow for pictures …