Article by Phoenix writer Griffin Noumair ’24:
On Friday, October 1st, the class of 2024 participated in Kellenberg’s annual sophomore ANOINT Day. Sophomore students walked into school wearing a colorful ANOINT Day themed t-shirt, ready to engage in a day of fun-filled activities.
The first part of the day was spent watching the movie When The Game Stands Tall. The movie was centered around the De La Salle High School football team, who held the record for the longest win streak at 151 games, only to experience a dramatic downfall, including two shocking losses, the tragic murder of a former player, and Head Coach Bob Ladouceur’s near-death experience. The movie goes on to detail the perseverance and grit it took to get back into a winning team.
Afterward, sophomores participated in a multitude of games such as volleyball, gaga ball, soccer, and wiffle ball. Students also learned how to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, courtesy of the health department. Included with the morning activities was a prayerful meditation led by Bro. Peter Sennert, S.M. in the auditorium. In the midst of all the fun, sophomores were also able to enjoy complimentary hot pretzels.
Following a lively morning, sophomores relaxed with their peers to eat lunch. Before heading inside, the entire sophomore class took a picture, as well as with their respective homerooms.
The day ended with Eucharistic Adoration led by Bro. Patrick Cahill, S.M. The altar was covered in an array of different items, from a football to a violin, each representing a sport or club at Kellenberg Memorial. This emphasized the importance of pursuing your God-given talents and whatever you are passionate about. Sophomores exited the building with happy faces, more knowledgeable than they had been entering the building. All in all, everyone grew closer to the members of their class. ANOINT Day 2021 was certainly a successful event and one that nobody will be forgetting anytime soon.