Globe University-Eau Claire is thrilled to announce that three of our area high schools are the recipients of the university’s annual We Care award. Durand High School, Flambeau, and Bruce High Schools have all been awarded a Youth Frontiers Responsibility Retreat, which will take place this spring. The purpose of the Responsibility Retreat is to challenge a school’s junior class to take responsibility to make their school a better place and examine how their daily choices impact their classmates.
On January 23, College Representatives Jessa Prissel and Caroline Wee traveled to Durand High School to meet with Durand’s school guidance counselor, Kris Wrasse, and principal, Bill Clouse.
Mrs. Wrasse and Principal Clouse shared with Globe’s representatives the benefits that they have seen from Youth Frontiers retreats held for various classes in the past. They both reflected on a Wisdom Retreat held for their senior class two years ago. The retreat helped Durand High School’s senior class to enter their final semester of high school with a new attitude and helped them to positively change the climate of their school.
Principal Clouse also mentioned that in the past, their school district has attempted to hold Youth Frontiers retreats for their 4th and 8th grade classes, as well as for their 10th grade students because the benefits carried over from year to year. However, funding these retreats has become more and more difficult in the last couple of years.
Lack of funding was a recurring theme in the letters of application for the award, which is why the potential impact that this award will have on three school districts in our area will be tremendous. In addition, Durand High School was gracious enough to extend an invitation to both Jessa and Caroline to take part in their Youth Frontiers Retreat. They both agree that they are looking forward to the opportunity to be part of a valuable experience that reinforces what is already being taught in our local high schools.
By Jessa Prissel, College Representative, Globe University-Eau Claire