Juniors hold gift exchange to unify class

The entire Junior class will be participating in a gift exchange, i.e. a Secret Snowflake. 

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During Monday’s class meeting, one of the several courageous conversations groups in the junior class, Class Cohesion group 1, announced that the entire Junior class will be participating in a gift exchange, i.e. a Secret Snowflake. 

“It’s going to be a week before finals,” said Mia Schubert, member of Class Cohesion group 1. “It will be on that Monday; people will start giving their corresponding partners clues. Every day of that week, you would give a clue to a friend of your partner and they will give it to your person. Over the course of the week, your partner is going to try to figure out who you are, and of course, you will be doing the same with your partner. On Thursday, in the upper library, there’s going to be a gift exchange.”

After the PSAT, Juniors participated in a mini-Junior-retreat where they discussed several different issues that the Junior class may be suffering from/ lacking in. There were many different issues: wellness and health, lunchroom culture, and, of course, class cohesion. Class Cohesion is especially important as it’s been shown that having close relationships with your peers can have many good impacts. It boosts self-esteem, makes an individual more accustomed to and comfortable in their environment, and also reduces the power of a potential class-hierarchy among students. Due to these reasons, it’s very good that the Class Cohesion group is taking action to unify the class of 2021.

Class Cohesion is especially important as it’s been shown that having close relationships with your peers can have many good impacts.”

“We decided that it’s similar to the dyads, where you’re randomly paired, but we tried to make it something more fun but still random where you’re paired with someone you don’t know and you have to put in an effort to give them something they’ll enjoy,” said Schubert. 

The gift exchange will take place in the upper library on Thursday, Dec. 12.