Freshman Students Participate in Their First Class Retreat
Erin Herbert

On Wednesday, March 3, the Cardinal Gibbons freshman class gathered in the gymnasium for their first class retreat. Students who are currently participating in virtual learning were able to attend the retreat virtually via Zoom. 

Campus Minister Ellen Henehan speaking to students at the Freshman Retreat

The retreat, led by Director of Campus Ministry Ellen Henehan, Director of Student Activities Carlos Perez-Cubas, and English teacher Kim Eichholtz, began with students watching the movie "Wonder," which teaches lessons of compassion and acceptance. Students then broke up into small groups, led by senior mentors, participated in ice breakers and team-building activities,  and discussed how the themes presented in the movie related to their own lives. 

Seniors Jack O'Keeffe and Colby Oliver spoke to the freshman class during the retreat and shared stories of their own experiences. O'Keeffe spoke to students about "the Journey to Become," while Oliver spoke about blessings.

The retreat finished off with the entire freshman class celebrating Mass together.