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2014 Baccalaureate Reflection


 Sarah Elam, Class of 2014

To provide the student perspective on commencement activities, we invited Sarah Elam '14 to reflect on Scecina Memorial's Baccalaureate Mass. Sarah is a member of Little Flower Parish and a graduate of Little Flower School. She will attend Marian University as a San Damiano Scholar and a recipient of the Fine Arts Talent Award and Saint Clare Academic Scholarship.

It seems fitting that one of the Class of 2014’s last moments as a senior class was spent celebrating Mass together in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Processing into Mass, it felt like the beginning of the end for our time together, but everyone made sure to be all smiles and no tears. Baccalaureate was one of the many moments in which my class was unified, standing shoulder to shoulder while Mass was being said. A favorite moment for me was during the Sign of Peace, when everyone was able to give their mothers or an important woman in their lives a flower to represent their appreciation. It was nice to look around the Church and see all of the smiles that those flowers brought—especially the smile that was on my mother’s face.



 Class of 2014 Baccalaureate Mass
A moment that brought a smile to my face was the concluding song of Mass. We were all so excited when the first notes of “Carry Your Candle” rang out. It had come to be known among Scecina students and staff as the Class of 2014’s song. I’m not really sure why it is our song—there’s no deep meaning as to why or anything—but it is a simple song that we all enjoyed singing at all-school Masses. Beforehand, the boys had been told not to clap during the song, but it was pretty hard for everyone to restrain themselves during the first verse. The song ended with everyone in my class shouting the lyrics as loud as they possibly could while swaying to the beat. This is a fond memory of mine and also a good description of my recently graduated class: we were goofy and had fun together, while also being serious enough to get the job done.



 

 

 

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