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Arrows Reflect, Compete and Serve on Red & Black Day

May 27th was day of unity, brotherhood, and service at St. Sebastian’s. The morning began with a presentation by Ukraine Forward, brought to the school by Matthew Choumenkovitch ’23. Matthew had been moved by what he had been hearing and seeing about the plight of the Ukrainian people who have been suffering and struggling in a war zone and sought a way to make a positive impact. Representatives from Ukraine Forward, an organization whose mission is “to supply life-saving resources to people in Ukraine,” presented on the history of Ukraine and their organization’s humanitarian efforts. Student-led discussions and reflections on the presentation followed before the students took to the fields to compete in the annual Red & Black Day events. At the midway point of Red & Black Day, the students came back into the Birmingham Academic Building to hear a Health and Wellness presentation from several Peer Mentors from the Class of 2023 before breaking into small discussion groups again. At the end of the day, the 7th and 8th grade classes assisted Max Surprenant ’22 and Andrew McNeill ’23 with a charitable drive through Max’s organization, Catching Joy. It was a great day for the Arrows to come together in support of each other and of the broader community. 

Students wearing red shirts playing tennis on tennis courts at an independent all boys school in Needham MA
Male student holding a baseball bat outside of an all boys private middle school in Massachusetts
All boys high school in Needham MA students standing outside on the grass smiling wearing black and red shirts