As part of the curriculum, the juniors attended the seventh annual junior class retreat at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, N.C., March 6-8. Coordinated by Mrs. Laura Barr and Mr. Glen Rector, the retreat provided rising seniors with a “beyond the classroom walls” experience with a focus on loyalty, leadership and legacy.
The retreat included group activities, structured discussions, and opportunities for enjoying the facilities of the conference center located in the mountains of North Carolina. Activities included white-water rafting on the French Broad River, a low ropes course at the Mountain Trail Outdoor School, and team-building exercises and games.
Mr. Scott Rigsby, the 2007 Physically Challenged Athlete of the Year who holds triathlon world records for double below the knee amputees, delivered the inspiring keynote speech which had the theme “Do the Unthinkable.” There were also presentations given by Mr. Eddie Talley, assistant headmaster, as well as from some of the ten faculty members who attended the retreat.
Every member of the Class of 2012 had the opportunity to enjoy the significant benefits of a time set apart for community building and individual character development in a way that will not only benefit each student individually, but continue Wilson Hall’s strong tradition of effective preparation for college and beyond.