St. Sebastian's held its annual reception for admitted students and their families on Tuesday, April 5 in Ward Hall. Assistant Headmaster Michael Nerbonne welcomed the newly admitted students and their families and Fr. John Arens provided an opening prayer.
A musical performance was put on by Gianluca Centola '24 on keyboard, Ethan Merithew '23 on guitar, and Derron St. Marie '24 on vocals and led by Karl Grohmann, Fine Arts Faculty, on drums. Speakers then shared their St. Sebastian's experiences. Robert Walusimbi Mitchell '24, Cooper McCann '22, and James Mooney '18, a Harvard University student, each delivered wonderful speeches, describing why they love St. Sebastian's – from the strong community and dedicated teachers to the challenging classes and competitive athletics. Mrs. Tina Souza P'22 then spoke about her experience as a mother of an Arrow, Tim Souza, sharing how wonderful her family's experience at St. Sebastian's has been.
After closing remarks from Headmaster Bill Burke and Gregory Wishart P'27, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, families enjoyed refreshments and conversation with current students and faculty. A special thanks to the many speakers, students, faculty, and staff who helped make the reception a success.