On Monday, December 21st Everest welcomed home 13 EC graduates for an Alumni Advent Reflection, guest speaker and holiday cookie exchange in the White House. EC Alumni Association president Patrick Nalepa coordinated the event with the help of his four class representatives; Sam Bellestri EC ‘12, Ben Bates EC ‘13, Megan Luttinen EC ‘14, and Danny McMahon EC ‘15. Chelsea Gheesling, the featured guest speaker, former Everest staff member and founder of Good Girl Comeback offered sensible advice for the young college students as they navigate the difficult waters of college academics and the social, cultural and spiritual challenges they face each day.
The students listened attentively to Chelsea’s talk and shared their triumphs and tribulations in a short Question & Answer period that followed. They enjoyed spending time with former classmates and enjoying the delicious holiday treats they brought to the event.
This year marks an important milestone for Everest Collegiate High School. In the spring the high school will graduate its 5th class of seniors and it will also see its first high school class, students of the Class of 2012, graduate from college.
The EC Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming the 2016 EC graduating class to the alumni ranks in May.