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Freshmen Explore Their Lasallian Identity on Retreat

Freshmen Explore Their Lasallian Identity on Retreat

The Class of 2021 also received their class ties at a prayer service and induction ceremony on September 7, 2017.


The freshmen (Class of 2021) at La Salle College High School received their class ties during a Prayer Service and Induction Ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday morning, September 6, 2017.

As part of their introduction to La Salle, the freshmen class also participated in a class wide retreat. The theme of the retreat was Lasallian Identity. Throughout the day, the freshmen class had the opportunity to reflect on the core values of faith, service, and community that are hallmarks of a Lasallian education.

Highlights of the day included:

  • An opening prayer service and introduction by senior student leaders.
  • Faculty, staff, and student leader led presentations on the significance of our school seal and how it can be applied.
  • Community building exercises followed by discussion.
  • Personal reflections on Lasallian Identity given by upperclassmen.
  • Small group discussions facilitated by faculty, staff, and student leaders.
  • An introduction to the Lasallian Call to Service by Mr. Dominick Ministry and Hunter Bradbury '18 of the Ministry and Service Leadership Team.

Class of 2021 Induction and Tree Planting Ceremony

The day concluded with a class mass in the Gym celebrated by Father Gerard Jordan of Saint Ignatius Parish in Southwest Philadelphia.

The hard work of 15 Mission and Ministry student leaders as well over 40 members of the faculty and staff made this day possible.

The class tie, which alternates in color each year between blue and gold backgrounds, was designed by members of the school administration. The tradition of creating and producing a unique tie for each class began several years ago in an effort to provide freshmen with a symbol of their identity and their place in a larger community. It is also a reminder that "Boys will be Boys, but La Salle Boys will be Gentlemen."