It was a gorgeous day on The Quad as excited Kindergarteners lined up to meet a person that will become a special part of their life for years to come, their Senior Buddy. Each Kindergartener received a shoe and walked around a circle of Seniors to find their “shoe match” adorning their buddy’s foot.
Trinity Hunter, STJ senior, said “other than just being a fun time, the K5/Senior buddy program truly does give a unique perspective. Not only do we get to see our years of growth through the eyes of our K5 buddies, but also see firsthand the beginning of their journeys through Saint James. It's pretty cool to be standing at point B while looking at point A!”
The Kindergarten/Senior Buddy tradition started almost 20 years ago, in 1999. The special bond between these students grows strong throughout the year, as they participate in a field trip to the zoo, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt around campus and kite day. Senior Walk, a special event when the buddies walk hand in hand and are recognized on The Quad, is a sweet way to cap off their year together. This special tradition lives on at STJ!