About 20 goats, provided by the Grady Goat Foundation, participated in goat yoga with two groups of seniors. (Photo Credit: Emara Saez/Achona Online)
About 20 goats, provided by the Grady Goat Foundation, participated in goat yoga with two groups of seniors.

Photo Credit: Emara Saez/Achona Online

Class of 2021 Attends Senior Day of Recollection (VIDEO)

October 16, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the class of 2021 attended their senior retreat, or the Senior Day of Recollection, while the underclassmen took the PSAT. This year, due to COVID-19, the senior class could not travel to another location for their retreat. Despite this, the Campus Ministry and Mission Office made sure to plan a fun, faith-filled day on campus.

Upon arrival, students were separated into various classrooms with their advisories. About half of the grade spent the day in the chapel, and the rest watched from their respective classrooms. The day began with an icebreaker activity and a speech from alumna Jeanine Ramirez. The theme for the day was centered around dragonflies, which represented a reminder to fly close to God.

Students were told to wear dark leggings and their senior t-shirt, which was designed by Maddie Glaum (‘21) over the summer. Students were also told to bring a refillable water bottle, yoga mat or beach towel, a change of clothes, and no jewelry. Of course, this was all in preparation for a surprise session of goat yoga.

After goat yoga, students returned to the chapel or classrooms for a reflection activity where they drew out a timeline of their lives and God’s presence on their individual journeys. After this, students went outside to paint dragonflies on a canvas and then went to lunch.

Students returned to the chapel and classrooms for the end of the day. Everyone watched a parable skit about sharing one’s gifts, which was then emphasized by a video from alumna Kim Hall. Students also heard from Director of Alumni Relations Patty Bohannan and Fundraising Associate Alexandra Diaz (A’13) about the meaning of the senior endowment and received a dollar as a reminder of its importance. The day concluded with more prayer and a final small-group reflection.

Amidst a year full of cancelled events and strange adjustments, the class of 2021 was grateful to experience some normal senior year activities. Reactions to the retreat were incredibly positive, especially since most girls anticipated the retreat would be cancelled due to COVID-19.

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