From March 8-11, 2018, seven Grade 10 students – Ben McCarthy, Doyle Stone, Abbey Moores, Zoe Baker Pike, Maggie McCarthy, Madison Hull and Jessica Casey – participated in the Arrupe Leadership Summit in Sparks, MD, led by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Students were involved in fun and engaging activities to help develop their leadership skills, along side students from five other Jesuit schools from the eastern United States. The weekend was led with a strong focus on social justice and actively working for change in our world. Though charity is important, true leaders seek to promote and create changes that will empower marginalized populations and decrease the need for charity in our world. This amazing group of students has already begun to form ideas for some local changes – we cannot wait to see what these young leaders do next!
Accompanied by teacher Ms. Jessica Whalen, the students arrived in the area a day early on March 8th. After flying into Washington, DC, they had the opportunity to spend the afternoon and evening taking in the sights and sounds of the capital. A twilight bus tour allowed the students to experience many of the major monuments in the short time they had to spend in DC.