I hope this letter finds you in good spirit and health. I know it wasn’t easy to adjust to online learning in the first few weeks; it has definitely added some extra need for accountability and time management on both the students and teachers. I hope
everyone has gotten the hang of things by now, and that we’re all patient and understanding of each other in this historical moment.
As COVID-19 is quickly spreading, let’s all keep in mind that while us students may be able to recover from this virus, the same cannot be said for others. Even though we should all try our best to practice social distancing, make sure to keep in touch with one another, such as facetiming your friends everyday (I certainly am). And please keep in your prayers all essential workers on the front lines of COVID-19, risking their own lives to tend to the needs of others.
To my seniors, I’m sorry. I know this isn’t how we thought our senior year was going to play out, and it’s okay to be upset. It’s not supposed to be this way, but it is. This pandemic might’ve taken away the rest of our senior year, but it cannot take away what we’ve accomplished over the years at Saint Mary’s. More importantly, it cannot take away our best days because they’re ahead of us, I promise. We can look towards the memories that we will make in college, and I know that each and every one of us will thrive and excel wherever our future takes us.
To our teachers, thank you for your dedication to our academic success. Thank you for working tirelessly to ensure that us students are still able to get the most out of our education. Thank you for being understanding and patient in a time where most of us are navigating new websites and methods of learning. Thank you for being flexible and willing to reschedule any assignments/zoom sessions when they conflict with others. Thank you for responding to our emails as soon as possible, saving us from pummeling into a downward spiral because we couldn’t submit our assignment on time.
To the Class of 2021, soak in every second of your senior year. You’ll never realize how quickly it’ll all come to an end.
Well, that’s all for now Saint Mary’s, and remember: you can and you will.
Student Body President
Student Body President
Student Body Vice President
Student Body Secretary/Treasurer
Student Body Publicity Commissioner
Student Religion Commissioner
THE STUDENT BODY RELIGION COMMISSIONER MUST BE CATHOLIC!
Student Body Rally Commissioner
Saint Mary’s Senate (boys) and Cabinet (girls) is comprised of approximately 40 Senior class students who model a balance of academics, extracurricular involvement, and strength of character. Senate and Cabinet members volunteer for numerous activities throughout the year and serve at Saint Mary's Events, Registration and Orientations. They also organize our annual Saint Mary's Toy Drive and staff Pumpkin Carving. Through their involvement, Senate and Cabinet members demonstrate both leadership and service.