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Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2023

Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2023

Students welcomed over 260 grandparents and special friends to campus to experience a day at St. Sebastian's School on Tuesday, April 25.

The day began in Ward Hall with a welcome from event Co-Chairs Meredith Shachoy P’21,’25, and Darice Merageas P’21,’24, and a blessing from Fr. Arens. After lunch, President of the Guild of St. Irene, Kristen Maxwell P’25, said a few words and then turned the podium over to student speaker, James Joyce ’24. Joyce spoke about the St. Sebastian's experience and Arrow brotherhood, how much he has grown during his time here, and thanked his grandparents for always supporting him.

Grandparents were then treated to a fun video capturing the spirit of the school and a musical performance of "Don’t Stop Me Now” performed by students Ben Goffredo ’24, Dylan Lipof ’24, Ethan Merithew ’23, and Music Director, Karl Grohmann. Headmaster Burke thanked the grandparents and special friends for their support and for being part of the St. Sebastian's community. Everyone then headed to class before celebrating Mass with Fr. John Arens. The afternoon concluded with a dessert reception in the Burke Family Center.

A special thank you to the grandparents and special friends who visited, the students and faculty who made them feel so welcome, and the mothers of the Guild of St. Irene, who worked tirelessly to make the entire day, from registration to dessert, run smoothly.