On Tuesday, May 11, the Class of 2025 gathered for a day of prayer, reflection, and refreshment, as they participated in their 8th Grade Retreat in the West Campus Center. The retreat was led by Fr. Arens and the Religion Department, with special assistance by ten members of the Class of 2021. As part of the retreat, students watched the classic coming of age film, Stand by Me (1986). In small and large group discussions, students reflected on different themes from the movie, including friendship, reconciliation, and growing up. Students spent much of the day outside, enjoying the beautiful May weather as they discussed the movie, enjoyed free time, and feasted on a barbecue provided by Chef Mike and the Sage Dining Staff. The retreat concluded with a celebration of the Eucharist.