We are closing out the year with the last #FiredUpFridays: an ode to the Class of 2022. Like thousands of alumni before them, they have left a remarkable imprint on SCH. Through buddy picnics, Halloween parades, holiday merriment, Spirit Day, prom, Pub & Yearbook, wins and losses, and, oh yeah, COVID (!)—you made it through with grit, grace, and a whole lot of resilience. We hope you never forget us and return back to this hill you can always call home.
The reason why we looked to “kindle your own fire” (engraved in the mantel in the Henry Library) with our stories this year is that we sincerely hope/wish that a lifelong love of learning and discovering passions is kindled here at SCH, and is never forgotten. As each student graduates and launches into the world beyond Willow Grove Avenue, we know that the SCH mission statement will linger on with “lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.”
As said by one of the student Commencement speakers, Chandler, “Learn from the people around you, immerse yourself in other perspectives and options that will help you develop and strengthen your own… As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’”
Our 2021-22 social media campaign, Fired Up Fridays, pays tribute to the message engraved in the stone mantelpiece above the fireplace in the Henry Library that reads: “Kyndle yr awne ffyre” (Kindle Your Own Fire). Each Friday we will shine a light on members of the school community whose passion runs deep for a particular interest, activity, class, or hobby. #FiredUpFridays posts on Insta and Facebook, so be sure to follow along!