Competition at Upper School fall retreat

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Ella Bumgardner

Covenant’s Upper School students finished out their week before fall break at their annual fall retreat.

Fall retreat was located locally this year at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. The students had a time of competition and bonding in a different atmosphere outside of the classroom.

House Augustine was able to move from 4th place to 3rd from their 20 point victory at the retreat.

Emma Yeager, Captain of Community Life for House Augustine said, “Our house is not the most confident with athleticism, so winning the cooking and talent show helped us gain more confidence as a house. We bonded and us winning brought the chemistry of our house together.”

This year was the first fall retreat with the Upper Schools new house system. The new concept kept the retreat more organized and was a great opportunity for students to bond within their own house. The seniors were able to create their last memories at fall retreat to remember the fun time.

“My favorite memory was dodgeball, but especially when I nailed Dr. Wylie with the ball,” said Mack Herbert, Covenant School senior.

“I think the houses gave students more interest in the retreat with all the planning, food competitions, games, and having more leadership over the whole retreat,” says Upper School science teacher , Mr. Huffman.