On Wednesday morning, we gathered to celebrate the beginning of the school year with an Academic Convocation. This is a beautiful service where our 8th Grade students, lead by hand, our 1st Grade students into the Church. Each member of our Student Council has a role in the service, and our Student Council President addresses the students and faculty. The purpose of Academic Convocation is not only to mark the beginning of the school year but also to mark the beginning of the journey each first grader takes through St. James Academy. We appreciate their individual gifts, we rejoice in their future expectations, and we celebrate this great first step into a lifelong adventure of learning. Please enjoy the video of the address by Student Council President, Jiana Stamas.