Liberty Seniors and the Year Ahead: The Senior Retreat

Each fall, our seniors take a weekend to connect as a group and set the trajectory for their final year at Liberty Classical. The trip itself is designed to further develop the bond between the senior class, to work together to create a class goal and vision, to choose a class verse that will describe and direct this class, and to discuss how to live out godly leadership at Liberty Classical Academy in 2020-2021.

This year, Nancie Struck, our Upper School literature and composition teacher and Jon Vaala, the head of Liberty’s history department took the group of seniors to Living Waters Bible Camp in Westby, Wisconsin. It was a weekend of good food, great weather, and growth. The students walked through all sorts of team building activities that also helped them gain greater insight into their own strengths and weaknesses (the specifics of which are a closely-guarded Mrs. Struck secret!). Our seniors participated in various debriefs throughout the two days to help them reflect on what they learned, what they discovered, and what they were inspired to accomplish. They also were given time to pray and meditate on Scripture as they created their class mission statement, class verse, and goals for school leadership for the year.

 

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The Vision for the 2020-2021 School Year

Coming into their weekend away, our seniors already knew each other. But the time they spent together produced something altogether different and unique. They worked together, laughed together, and overcame challenges together. Their individual strengths became evident as the weekend unfolded, and they set a course for the memorable year ahead of them.

What they settled on is something that we can all agree is essential in our classrooms, in our school, in our community, and even our country.

Class Mission Statement

We, the class of 2021, as passionate individuals, are united in our desire to cultivate self-confidence, encourage teamwork, and reflect the freeing joy of Christ.

Class Verse

Galatians 5:13 - You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.