Article by Katelyn Rogan ’22:
On Thursday, May 23, a group of about 50 freshmen went to visit the Bristal for a Junior-Senior “Prom”. We went expecting to dance with them, talk with them, and eat with them, however, we all took away a lot more from this night.
In the beginning, many of us were feeling nervous and anxious about what we should say or how we should interact with the residents, but as the night went on, we all got very comfortable and realized no matter what we did, we were putting smiles on their faces. I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a Veteran, and he asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told him I was unsure and just knew I wanted to help people, and his response will stick with me for the rest of my life. He said no matter what I was doing, whether I enjoyed it or not, to find the happiness in all situations I encounter because life is too short not to be happy. All who attended this prom can agree that all of our perspectives on life have been changed a little bit for the better.