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The students on the 2017 High School Summer Program no doubt slept well after an exciting and full Saturday night.

They awoke rested and refreshed Sunday morning, which they began by giving thanks to God at one of two Masses in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. Early risers attended the first Mass, offered in the extraordinary form, while most others came to the second Mass, offered in the ordinary form. An impromptu student choir — which met for its first, and only, practice just 50 minutes beforehand — accompanied the latter Mass, delighting fellow students with beautifully sung hymns from the Chapel’s choir loft. “The music was glorious,” says a prefect. “The students’ voices filled the whole building!”

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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Sunday Mass
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After changing their clothes, students loaded into three coach buses for a day of adventure. First stop: Ventura Beach, which is about a 20-minute drive from campus. Highlights of the trip included volleyball, swimming, surfing, and lunch at California’s iconic In-N-Out Burger:

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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Beach Day
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Beach Day
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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Beach Day
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Next stop: Santa Barbara, where students enjoyed dinner at various spots of their choosing: family-style Italian, burgers, Mexican, seafood, and others. Prefects led small groups down State Street for shopping, ice cream, and frozen yogurt; then all met up at Stearns Wharf for group photo:

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  • High School Summer Program 2017 -- Trip to Santa Barbara
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In the buses on the way back to campus, the group prayed the Rosary while driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, enjoying a spectacular ocean sunset to their right. Upon returning to campus, there was an optional, but well attended, study hall, where students prepared for today’s classes on Euclid and Boethius — details of which will be available this afternoon.