The first year class hosted their Banner Hanging event recently. The purpose of this event is to collectively reveal their class banner in the Houston Bistro. Their banner will hang in the Bistro until they graduate in May of 2016. The class officers gathered approximately half the class together for this event so we took advantage of the opportunity to snap a quick group photo. There are plans to host another class photo opportunity so they can gather more of the class in the future. Enjoy a few photos from the event.
Cupcakes for the event-Purple and Gold are the class colors
Class president, Katie Craig, read a poem in honor of the class
Last Wednesday night approximately 70 members of the first year class participated in the Banner Hanging tradition. Each class at Sweet Briar has a large banner which hangs in the Houston Bistro in the FAC. The class officers orchestrated a class photo followed by the hanging of the class banner. The class president, Celia Lee, and vice president, Kathryne Richard, spoke at the ceremony.
Celia has graciously given me permission to post her speech on the first year blog. I was excited that she incorporated not only Aristotle and Roosevelt, but also their class moto-we are proven by our actions. “Ladies of the Class of 2015, we are proven by our actions. We have already proven that we are athletic, friendly, beautiful, unique and intellectual young women. I want to share a quote by Aristotle that describes my vision for us as a class in our four years here: “We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action,” and another by Theodore Roosevelt; “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” So if thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, then I want all of your great thought to be heard. Let us hear your thoughts, because I want to make those thoughts actions. This is our time to shine ladies, so let’s shine as bright as we can. Let’s turn our cant’s into can’s and our dreams into plans.”
I hope you will enjoy some of the photos from the event. Additional photos will be released soon.
- Kathryne, Celia, and Rani revealing the banner for the first time
- Students enjoying the 2015 cupcakes at the reception
2015 Class Photo
This week is filled with traditions that involve first years. Last night the first year class and sophomores engaged in the “Rock and Hitching Post” event. The first years attempted to cover the sophomores’ rock with paint and protect their hitching post from the sophomores’ paint. I’m happy to report that the first years were successful in defending their hitching post.
Tonight the first year class will reveal the Class of 2015 banner at our Banner Hanging event. The first year class will gather at 8pm to take a class photo and then they will hang their banner in the Houston Bistro. We hope that all first years will attend so they can be included in the class photo and participate in this tradition.
This weekend we will celebrate Families Weekend and Homecoming! We are excited to welcome families and alumnae to campus. For more information on the weekend, check out the Homecoming & Families Weekend website. There is still time to register. We hope to see you this weekend!
For more information about these traditions and other student traditions, click here.
As a Sweet Briar student, there are many opportunities to be “crafty.” Students often make and receive home-made gifts from friends, “big sisters,” and fellow club members. Student Government and Co-Curricular Life are cognizant that not all students have resources available to create these crafts, yet they wish to participate. Shuttles are available every weekend to either Walmart or the Target area in Lynchburg (Michel’s craft store is in the same shopping center). However, not everyone has funds available to purchase crafting supplies. As a result, SGA took the lead in creating a craft room in the SGA Suite. This is a great place for students to access craft supplies 24/7 for free. My office has donated a few supplies to help sustain the cause. Stop by any time to utilize the supplies.
On Monday night, Co-Curricular Life hosted our bi-annual exam study break for students. We served homemade omelets and scones in Prothro from 10pm-midnight. It is always a lot of fun to hang out with students and help them relax during this stressful time. This is my fourth year at SBC so I have been involved in this event many times before, but this time I had the privilege of cooking the omelets. I’m not sure if the students were as excited about my cooking, but I didn’t hear any complaints. I should confess that I had expert help from our catering chef, but towards the end of the evening I was cooking the omelets by myself. We served about 90 hungry students and a large number of them were first-years. All in all, it was a fun night and seemed to help the students de-stress.
Chef Kevin and me cooking omelets for the students
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