I sing a song of the saints of God…
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
And one was slain by a fierce wild beast;
And there's not any reason, no, not the least,
Why I shouldn't be one too. –Lesbia Scott, 1929
And so it was with the Student Center Class of 2016. Well…something like that! One is going on to Baylor Medical School, and another taking a gap year before matriculating to Medical school. Two are headed to the Episcopal Service Corps – in Boston and Los Angeles respectively. One is headed to Scotland to pursue her graduate degree, and another to the University of Texas at Dallas for a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Four are still exploring options, with no lack of talent or passion on their side! Two are matriculating into the Business Analytics degree at UT, while one is graduating from this same program. One more still is off on the World Race – an eleven month mission trip, and another is taking a year off to apply to law schools. And our beloved Hannah Pommersheim and her husband Kyle will begin seminary at Sewanee School of Theology in the fall.
As you might imagine, their individual passions, intelligences, as personalities have made the Student Center a remarkable place for the last four years. It’s hard to imagine life in our community without them, and yet we will be the first to celebrate all they are becoming.
To the class of 2016: We are better for having had time with you. We are more complete for having you in our midst. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished! We will continue to hold you close in our hearts.
They lived not only in ages past,
There are hundreds of thousands still.
The world is bright with the joyous saints
Who love to do Jesus' will. –Lesbia Scott, 1929
Go forth from this place assured that we are grateful for the holy life you have lived in our midst!
The Rev. Beth Magill