Every year, SGA puts on a retreat for each class during the fall. This year, however, things are going to be done a little bit differently.
Class retreats are being kicked off this year with class competitions at the 7 p.m. soccer game Friday night and the football game at 2 p.m. Saturday. To get an idea of how these competitions will work, I interviewed Timmy Riggs, SGA Athletic Relations Exec and senior.
“[Class competitions] to my knowledge isn’t necessarily something that has been done before,” said Riggs. “Each class will have a color to wear. Also, there will be free pizza at the football game.”
Seniors are encouraged to wear red, juniors white, sophomores black and freshmen gray. While he didn’t explain what kind of competing will be happening at the games, Riggs did tell me that the purpose of the competitions wasn’t only to kick off class retreats.
“[It’s] also to bring some support towards the soccer and football games. And the class with the highest percentage of students at both games will receive their own event.”
After the soccer game Friday night, the freshman class will be having dinner at Marian Redwine’s house. They will be camping outside or inside overnight, and breakfast will be served on Saturday with Junction Coffee. The sophomore class will be meeting at Josie Doss’s house for swimming, a movie, hot dogs and s’mores on Saturday at 6 p.m. If you are in need of a ride, you are encouraged to meet in the circle drive at 5:30 p.m.
The juniors will be traveling to Arcadia Lake to enjoy some Pops, a cookout and games on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m, while the seniors are welcome on Haley Brown’s land for a baseball and campfire cookout at 6 p.m.
Most people that have been to class retreats have enjoyed the experience, including seniors Christina Roby and Laura Womack.
“It’s a good time to get to know people that you don’t normally hang out with,” said Roby and Womack. “When we went our sophomore year, we also got to bond more with the people we usually spend time with by singing karaoke versions of the songs from The Lion King.”
To sign up for class retreats and/or get directions, go to snusga.com or visit the SGA table in the Commons this week during meal times.