This season has been a long one. Not just the cold days of winter, but the season of complete change our entire world has faced. The ripple effects of a global pandemic were certainly felt here at Penguin Hall even a year later.
But as one season comes to an end, another one begins. The trees shake off their snowy sleeves for new buds. Birds return to their posts and resume their song. As humans, we have come to expect spring. It’s the cycle of life. However, this spring season brings forth new hope for Penguin Hall. Students from all grade levels have returned to campus, the COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out, and the glimmer of hope after a season of unknowns begins to shine.
On Monday, March 22, Penguin Hall welcomed its entire student body back to campus for fully in-person classes for the first time since March 2020–marking almost a full year. This was a momentous occasion and cause for celebration! While the first week back was a time of becoming reacquainted with the classwork after two weeks of Spring vacation, students were able to take time out of their rigorous academic schedules for some good, old-fashioned fun!
On Monday during“Good Morning APH,” our campus minister, Brigid Beckman, welcomed our returning students and kicked off our week with a reflection that welcomed hope as we turn to this new chapter at APH.