Posted April 24, 2019 in Student Newspaper
Author: Cherish McNeil, Sophomore
Sophomore year has changed in the Theology classroom. There isn’t even much of a classroom involved this year. Sophomore students get to experience different ways that they can help out their community through relationships, service, and people. There are many places where they have served including, Bishop Cosgrove (a place to help the homeless) and Village Prep (an elementary school). We wanted to comprehend more about this experience and wanted to share this with the Freshmen that will shortly become sophomores and the freshmen, for years to come. “It is an opportunity for sophomore students to go out to the community and serve with the idea that we are putting our faith into action. As a Catholic school we are based around the idea of being Saint Martin,” says Ms. Conway, the sophomore Theology teacher that leads this service. We also spoke to a few sophomore students about what sophomore service is and how they feel about it. It was fascinating to find how it affects the sophomore class. So we interviewed sophomore student Ryan Reid he stated, “Our sophomore service… We just go there. We don’t really do anything like at our jobs.” We also interviewed another sophomore student Maddy Middleton, who had much to say about this service, “My opinion on sophomore service is that I actually really like it. It is a great opportunity to step out and do something different throughout the day instead of being in the classroom all day and gives us opportunities to learn new stuff and experience hands-on things and still growing and serving our community.” There are many options that they go to but only two for each class and the beginning two are chosen for you after that you get a choice for where you want to go (though your choice isn't a guarantee). When the future sophomores begin their year, they have to understand that this is a requirement for them to pass. “I hear sophomore students say some really meaningful and cool insightful things about themselves,” says Conway. Though this is not a choice, you will get to learn how you enjoy helping people. You find whether you like to help people big or small. You see how others live. You will hear the voices that you infrequently hear. You will discover so many things from service whether you like it or you don’t. The future sophomores will enjoy their time in Theology class when they look for broader meaning as to why they do it.