On August 2nd members of the Lowell Catholic Class of 2017 gathered on campus before departing for the annual three-day Senior Leadership Institute Retreat. This year’s retreat, held at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA, will prepare the students for their new role as the most senior students on campus this fall. Under the leadership of Director of Spiritual Life, Deacon Fran Burke, the students will be involved in exercises that facilitate bonding, learning about each other as a community and growing together as a class. Outdoors activities such as exploring the pond, participating in a ropes course and group activities like glow-in-the-dark capture the flag are designed to engage the students while teaching vital leadership skills.
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Ellen McKenna of Lowell, a sophomore at Lowell Catholic, was selected to take part in the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation's recent annual MassSTAR Citizenship Conference.
The conference provides outstanding high-school sophomores with the skills, opportunities and inspiration to affect positive change in their communities. (STAR stands for Students Accepting Responsibility).
"The conference was amazing," Ellen said. "It was such a unique experience. With only one student representing each school, and no one previously knowing each other, it gave people the opportunity to really interact and explore the themes and share ideas."