Jr. High Students Participate in Eagle Blast Events
From the Perspective of Addi V, 8th Grade Student Council Media Co-Chair: Eagle Blast is an experience that involves our 7th and 8th grade students coming together to meet one another, getting to know classmates in a new way, and starting the year off together with our teachers in a fun way! From my experience, I believe that this year was much different then it has been in the past. This year, seventh and eighth grade students went to Jefferson Memorial Forest over the course of 3 days to participate in team building activities together. One 7th grade homeroom attended each day with one 8th grade homeroom. Previously, our events have been on Holy Trinity's campus and all on the same day with all 6 Jr. High homeroom classes being mixed into each group. This year, students were split into random groups by our counselor and teachers to help us meet new people. After each team building activity, we would talk about what we did and why. Some of the activities included problem-solving games and puzzles, blindfolded activities to develop trust, and low-ropes courses where we had to depend on one another. We also enjoyed free time and conversations together during lunch. Eagle Blast really helped everyone get closer as one junior high!