The 20th annual Freshman Writing Night was held in Ward Hall on May 4. Begun in 2002, the event marks the publication of Freshman Voices, a collection of written work done in the Freshman Writing classes, and honors Jack Birmingham '59, P'84, GP'14,'17 former Board President and inspiration for the Writing Program at St. Sebastian's. Freshman Writing is taken in addition to the Freshman English class, giving the 9th graders an in-depth opportunity to develop as writers. Eight readers were selected by their peers to read a piece that they wrote this year in their Freshman Writing class. The readers were Raif Boit, Gianluca Centola, Jonathan Demosthene, Adric Denis, Ronan Massenburg, Matt Cataldo, Ben Goffredo, and sophomore Tommy McAuliffe. Parents of the eight readers were in attendance and the rest of the class and their families watched the reading via livestream. After the reading, Raif Boit was announced as the winner of the Jack Birmingham Freshman Writing Award and the first eight copies of Freshman Voices was distributed.
Congratulations to all of the Arrows in the Freshman Writing classes.