This past Friday night on January 24, the senior class of 2020 uplifted each other. In past years, the staff talked about the students, but the senior class decided to have the students each speak about one of their classmates. Each senior was given someone in the class to recognize and talk about in front of friends and family in the sanctuary. This gave the seniors a chance to reminisce about all the memories they’ve had and say what they appreciate about each other.
There have been many memories and stories made between this class. Weston Humphries, a senior, gave his input on this special night as well. “I enjoyed senior recognition because it was fun to hear the stories about my classmates and see how we have changed over the years. I also liked how we chose not to follow the normal path and we had the privilege of talking about our classmates instead of the teachers about us.”
Campion Academy is not always an easy commute for many of the parents of Campion students. The seniors were glad that many of the parents were able to come and hear the kind things that were said. “We were so proud watching Campion’s senior men and women speaking from their hearts about their friends for vespers. It has been a privilege watching them grow. Some of them from the early years of grade school, into the amazing men and women they are today,” said parent Tristan Bergondo.
The juniors, as well as the underclassmen, were even blessed by the speeches that were given. A junior this year, Dominick Maldonado commented, “Well the whole thing was actually a lot more memorable because the students talked about each other and it made it more special. I’m guessing it made the bond between the class even stronger than it was before.” This shows that it went far beyond only touching the seniors.
The senior-focused weekend continued on Sabbath at church with class members leading out in all aspects of the worship service. The class invited Merlin Wehling, father of senior student Caleb, to be a special guest speaker. Wehling shared life stories which encouraged students keep God at the top of their lives.
Hunter Bergondo, guest contributor