The Day that Students and Grandparents Will Remember Forever

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The Day that Students and Grandparents Will Remember Forever

Students are gathering with their grandparents to spend the day together. Students, faculty, and grandparents all had a great time.

Students are gathering with their grandparents to spend the day together. Students, faculty, and grandparents all had a great time. "Showing my grandparents around the school was a good time," Grinzinger said.

Students are gathering with their grandparents to spend the day together. Students, faculty, and grandparents all had a great time. "Showing my grandparents around the school was a good time," Grinzinger said.

Students are gathering with their grandparents to spend the day together. Students, faculty, and grandparents all had a great time. "Showing my grandparents around the school was a good time," Grinzinger said.

Ellie Grace Herrold

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The school welcomed multiple generations to campus as students’ Grandparents spent a fun day seeing what high school is all about in 2019.

The school’s annual Grandparent’s Day happened Thursday, November 21. Students were given the opportunity to invite their grandparents to school for a dedicated service, snacks and a small tour of the school. This allowed students to show their grandparents what their environment looks like five times a week, and what the school stands for. 

Grandparents gathered at 9:00 a.m. Students and staff welcomed them into the chapel, where a short service dedicated to grandparents took place. The service included a prayer, and a few speeches that talk about why having a grandparent is important, and why being a grandparent is important, and what it means. Students and grandparents were then be guided into the Commons for a small snack. Later, students were welcome to give a short tour of the school to their grandparents. 

The Grandparent’s Prom was also optional the night before in the Commons.

Why are grandparents so important to people’s lives? Fran Carona, a grandparent who attended the event last year, explains how her grandparents inspired her to become a great grandparent herself.

 “My Grandparents were so important to me, a safe haven from the chaos of a broken home. The love between grandparents and grandchildren is, in my experience, the purest type of love. When I get to Heaven, the first person I want to see is Jesus. But right after that, I hope my grandparents are all waiting for a big group hug,” Carona explains.

Carona attended Grandparent’s Day last year, with no clue what it’s purpose was. This year, she was excited to see what the event had in store. She believes spending time with her grandchildren is one of the most special gifts she is honored with.

Annabelle Grinzinger (11) also attended Grandparent’s Day with her grandparents. Grinzinger and her grandparents have attended the annual event since 2018. Last year, she had the opportunity to spend a day with her beloved grandparents at school.

“I think Grandparent’s Day is very special for both students and their grandparents, it allows time to show your grandparents what your daily life at school is life, and what Bishop Kelley is,” Grinzinger said.

Supportive grandparents, from all different backgrounds, were welcomed to the high school. Principal Jim Franz says that support for students is important. Grandparents are important for the support of their families, especially students. 

“We support, ‘support’ for our students,” Franz said.

Grandparent’s Day is a day cherished by many students and grandparents. It’s a day full of memories, love, and fun for all.