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August 01,
2015

Signing off

After the last class yesterday, most of the men, joined by Fr. Sebastian, the prefects, and even some of the College’s student workers, played in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the campus courts. Other students took to the volleyball and tennis courts, spent time socializing with their many new friends, or picked up mementos from their time on campus at the College bookstore.

  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night
  • HSSP15 -- last night
    Slideshow: Last Night

In the evening was the farewell banquet in St. Joseph Commons, at which several of the program’s young musicians entertained the crowd, and prefects performed some highly amusing skits. At the conclusion of dinner, all moved to the Chapel, where Fr. Sebastian exposed the Blessed Sacrament, and the group prayed the Rosary in Adoration.

Students then gathered in the plaza of St. Gladys Hall, where they danced until nearly midnight, at which time prefects played a lengthy video slideshow of pictures from the last two weeks. Before saying goodbye, students penned yearbook-style notes to one another — oftentimes inside their copies of Euclid’s Elements! 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 at 4:45 a.m., and the last scheduled to depart just after noon.

Thanks be to God for two amazing weeks!