Everyone dressed in variations of pink and red. Every wall, staircase, and locker bearing hearts with the names of CB students and staff on them. People searching high and low to get the heart they want and sometimes fighting others for each one. Everyone on campus knows what day it is: Valentine’s Day. Not everyone, […]
Everyone dressed in variations of pink and red. Every wall, staircase, and locker bearing hearts with the names of CB students and staff on them. People searching high and low to get the heart they want and sometimes fighting others for each one. Everyone on campus knows what day it is: Valentine’s Day. Not everyone, however, knows the preparation and work that our Leadership team does for making this special day what it is.
Jacie Roy (‘20) and Tylee Schaedler-Harrison (‘20) have experienced Valentine’s Day at Christian Brothers for the past three years, so they know what the celebratory day looks like.
“It’s mainly the hearts that are everywhere,” Tylee recalled. “We have other decorations too [along with] the hearts either being on the lockers or the ground or on people”
“It’s fun for all the students to go around and get your friends [hearts] and trade them,” Jacie says.
For February 14th this year, both seniors are working behind the scenes for the festive school day for their Leadership class.
“When they used to put the hearts out before school, that was frustrating,” Tylee said. “So now we’re putting them out during B Set, so everyone gets to get them at break”.
“We had to cut out 1500 hearts, and then we have to write all the students and staff members names on them,” Jacie said.
“We do a lot to prepare,” Tylee added. “I took some home yesterday and I did like 150 at home”.
Leadership class member Olivia Chandra (‘21) is in charge of Valentine’s grams this year. Having been a witness to the Valentine’s Day celebration for the past two years, she was ready to take responsibility in the making of the activities that go on during the day.
“I like that everyone gets involved and everyone gets very spirited and just all about the love,” she says. “I don’t like that we don’t celebrate it more, like with a rally or something”.
Olivia discussed all the preparation that goes into the decorations and festivities that go on during the day.
“We start at least three weeks in advance, just to get everything set, ordered, and selling”.
Despite all the work, she emphasized the value of Valentine’s Day.
“We do a lot. We have candy grams, we have the hearts, there’s a lot that goes into Valentine’s Day. But I think it’s all worth it”.