By Rebecca Canosa
See You At the Pole is an event where students gather to pray for their school, nation, and churches. SCS faculty and students typically gather around the flag pole for a time of fellowship, but this year things went down differently.
Instead of simply circling around the pole, the participants separated into small groups. At this year’s See You At the Pole, the graduating class was a main focus during prayer.
Benjamin Damon said that, as a senior, he has realized that this will be his last See You At the Pole and it is a “bittersweet feeling.”
“It was very encouraging to be surrounded by people in prayer and hearing what was on their hearts. It was parallel to what was on mine,” said senior Anna Casmass.
John Ferrel, a new tenth grade student, experienced his first See You At the Pole this year. He said that although it was very cold outside, he could feel the “power in unity.”
After the prayer session, students and faculty met in the cafeteria to enjoy a pancake breakfast that they could purchase for five dollars. A few seniors were helping out by serving food to others. Mrs. Sanicola oversees the entire event, and she has been doing so for the past 12 years.
“It was an average turn out this year,” said Mrs. Sanicola. They were able to achieve the breakfast with a budget of 50 dollars and help in the kitchen from Mr. Contes.
Lindsey Eugene, one of the seniors who was helping out, said that she felt like she was “giving back to SCS by serving her fellow classmates.”