Silas Gonzalez ‘24
On February 1st, over 70 eighth graders got to see what Salesian is all about at Accepted Students Night.
Accepted Students Night revolved around the Salesian experience. Eighth graders accepted into Salesian enjoyed a variety of activities in the Wiegand Center, with Salesian students running activities such as basketball and soccer. Inside the weight room, students competed against Salesians in ping pong, video games, and chess.
Afterward, prospective students gathered to listen to testimonials from senior Matthew Tirabasso and junior Daniel Brito on the shared Salesian experience. Their stories shared the central theme of high school being a time for discovery and an opportunity to build character, which Salesian High School excels at providing.
Eighth grade students were then able to enjoy a meal at Cassin Commons, and got to know each other more along with Salesian students and teachers.
As my job was to welcome and check the accepted students in, I can certainly add that the students were engaged in the activities and had a good time learning more about the school. It was a great experience for students to know each other before they began their high school
career. In fact, one particular student told me that “If this is what salesian is like everyday, I’m coming here.”