Chevy Chase, MD – On April 26, the Class of 2021 gathered to celebrate the Freshman Mission Mass and sign their class mission statement.
Each year, the ninth-grade class develops its own specific mission statement – an SJC tradition since 2001. In the spring, a committee of students crafts a statement based upon the qualities that make their class unique – spiritually, academically and socially. After meeting several times to review and revise the draft, the final product is revealed to their classmates at the Freshman Mission Mass. This year’s Freshman Mission Committee included Clare Comstock, Dominic DiCocco, Elizabeth Drelichman, Kelsey Etoundi, Aaron Flynn, Zuri Franklin, Noel Harris, John Hechinger, Julia Hinrichs, Jeffrey Flores Huamantumba, Zara Kovner, Zachary Maloy, Daniel Melchior and Christie Mori.
The printed mission statement signed by each freshman is then hung in Heritage Hallway. The statements of the current classes are displayed there to remind students of what they hope to accomplish, both at St. John’s and beyond. The mission statement is read at their class Mass each year and at graduation.
Class of 2021 Mission Statement
The Saint John’s Class of 2021 is an energetic and driven class that exemplifies Lasallian values. We pray. We serve for and with the poor. We are dedicated to our community as we bring out the best in others. We spread love and unity throughout our community by treating others how we would want to be treated. We form a close family by challenging each other to work harder and encouraging self-expression. By allowing others to express themselves, we create an inclusive environment as we grow in our faith.