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Arts Intercession No More?

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Lindsey Morin at a glass mosaic class for Arts Intercession (Photo by Yearbook Staff).

Lindsey Morin at a glass mosaic class for Arts Intercession (Photo by Yearbook Staff).

Lindsey Morin at a glass mosaic class for Arts Intercession (Photo by Yearbook Staff).

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After winter break, students often take time to adjust from the work-free and relaxed period that they’ve been used to. Getting back into the swing of academics, especially after the long duration of a break, can usually be straining, difficult, and discouraging.

“[Arts Intercession] helps us get in the groove of coming back and not be overwhelmed by school work. School isn’t always about hard work, it can be fun too,” says junior Paeden Dubiel.

Fortunately, Brashier holds an annual Arts Intercession: a multi-day event where students participate in a variety of activities, such as cake-decorating, welding, and self-defense on the first few days of the second semester.

“A lot of students look forward to [Arts Intercession]. I know I do, at least; I’ve done welding for the past three years and it’s been a part of my ‘new year routine’… It’s also fun to learn new skills,” says senior Jake Weber.

However, this year’s school calendar is unable to allot for the event due to the conflict with college class preparation and its requirement for an adequate amount of time.

“The students return Thursday, the 5th of January, and we have two days to do it. That would be okay if the distribution of college textbooks for Greenville Tech wasn’t necessary for the following Monday,” explains administrator Anne Shockling.

In lieu of Arts Intercession, the administration decided to hold a College/Career Day where students are given the opportunity to have an in-depth introduction to college and their fields of interest, a goal that the school and state are heavily focusing on this year.

“This seemed like a great year to transition this into something [that is] more geared towards students developing between high school and college and careers…We’re trying to do this so that students will have multiple exposures to career paths and colleges,” says principal Mike Sinclair.

Some students, particularly seniors, might feel disappointed, mainly because the event might be slightly past due. Decisions have been made, applications have been sent, and it may already be a tad bit late.

“[The College/Career Day] would’ve been so helpful last year because I was a junior trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to attend college. Even though I have it narrowed down to a couple of majors, it [still] would’ve helped so much,” says Weber.

Other students express discontent as a result of the sheer longing for Arts Intercession and its ability to develop and showcase skills.

“[Arts Intercession] benefits us to give us a platform to show what we can actually do outside of academics, and that’s important,” says junior Kirsten Nicklaus.

Nevertheless, students should fret not, for it won’t be the end of the greatly enjoyed two-day event.

“I think [Arts Intercession] will be introduced again. There have been situations in the past where we didn’t do Arts Intercession because of calendar restraints or [other reasons] within the school…in this particular case, [it’s] unique, and, in the future, I would expect them to do it again,” says Shockling.

On the other hand, College/Career Day shouldn’t be disregarded; it’s a helpful and beneficial alternative that will help focus on the future of every student.

“We know in our state that the majority of students that drop out of college drop out in their freshman year… forty to sixty percent of students [also] lose their scholarships, so if we can help support that, it’s more money for our parents to maintain and it’s more success for our students,” says Sinclair.

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