Sadly, the end of the 2016-2017 St. Augustine School year is coming to a close. With all of the end of the year activities the eighth graders have been extremely busy with preparations for our exams and other activities. With the hustle and bustle of school life for all of the students, we are sure everyone is beginning to become wrapped up in this very bitter-sweet part of the school year.
As eighth graders, we have created many memories during our time here at St. Augustine School. From the thrilling experience of our many sports and extracurricular activities, to the loving nature of all our teachers, our time here will surely not be forgotten. Our faith and strong religious teachings have taught us new and great things each and every day. We will continue to use the great amount of teachings and religious lessons in our future years away from this school. To quote a passage from our very inspiring mission statement, “They will become well-rounded individuals with strong character, knowledge, and faith.” St. Augustine’s has taught us strong morals and to be humble and kind toward others. The school has made a large impact on our hard working and devoted minds. Our time here has given us a much stronger knowledge of our faith and its teachings, as well as informing us the greatest life lessons. It is very important to us that all of our studies here will help us be successful in our future schools and in life.
We have also made so many wonderful friendships. The bonds that each of us has created with our classmates is a strong religious based friendship that is sure to be stretched farther into the future. We have had such an amazing experience with writing and editing blogs for our eighth grade school year. With the help of our fellow peers, we feel that the blog has been extremely successful with informing our community about school events in a fun and, hopefully, entertaining way. It is sad for us that we must leave St. Augustine’s and the fun and rewarding activities that it has to offer.
It is now time for us to pass the job of blog editing over to a few of our seventh graders. Evan Murray, Lindsey Frisina, Noah Perulo, and Danielle Verrecchia have been chosen to take over our job. The class of 2018 will be the third class to participate in the blog and we entrust to all of them the responsibilities that we were handed to us by the eighth grade class of 2015-2016. We wish them the greatest of luck blogging.
Summing the year up, we have grown spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally with everything that we have participated in or learned about. Our bonds have become stronger, our faith has become larger, and our minds have been expanded in all the right directions. As eighth graders we hope to always look back on our time here with reverence and gratitude toward our teachers, friends, and lessons learned.
By: Rachel Smith and Abby Shea