“Run With Perseverance” – The Junior retreat takes place in the early Spring semester. The theme verse is Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us keeping our eyes on Christ.” This retreat focuses on the “cloud of witnesses” and “persevering in the race”. The “cloud of witnesses” represents both their classmates, and the underclassmen who look to them for guidance. Students should have time to reflect on their experiences and friendships and share with each other their hopes and fears going into senior year. They should be challenged to “throw off everything that hinders” and make the most out of this final stretch.