The Tea on Community Homeroom:

What happened during Community Homeroom?

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The Tea on Community Homeroom:

Community Homeroom is gym

Community Homeroom is gym

Patty Locke

Community Homeroom is gym

Patty Locke

Patty Locke

Community Homeroom is gym

Patty L. '23, Reporter

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Most people have an idea of what homeroom is, but do they know what community homeroom is? Community homeroom at Padua is during regular homeroom and can extend into the next period. All classes gather in the gym, listen to some speeches, play a game and cheer on the award winners. 

Linda Walsh and Lynnea Bakanas-Garcia spoke at the latest community homeroom. They both presented very moving speeches. Lynnea spoke about role models and Linda wrote about how she has had some difficulties in life but she learned about her interest in art. 

“Most people think role models are limited to parents and family members, but I also included how they can be anyone. I chose to write about my Mom and Nik Wallenda,” said Lynnea Bakanas-Garcia. 

Ms.Keefe and Mrs. Alinda, also organized a game for the students to play so it would be a little more entertaining. Ms. Keefe would hold up pictures of something in the building that was zoomed in on and the students would guess what it was and where it was. Each grade got their own picture. 

“It was a really good idea and it was a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the next community homeroom,” said Sophia Correale ‘23, a winner of the game. 

There were multiple winners for the Sparkle award. Each winner was nominated by a student. The winners were Samantha Watkins, Dr. Wise, Kendall Pastreich and Daisy Bartholomew. They were all called up to collect their awards while others clapped and cheered for them. 

“The nomination was a wonderful compliment and I felt very humbled and appreciative,” said Dr. Wise, a science teacher at Padua. 

I didn’t expect to win. I’d always assumed that other people would win, and I was fine with that. I like seeing other people be happy and get what they rightfully deserve,” said Kendall Pastreich, ‘21. 

“Community Homeroom was a great event and it was a good way to get everyone together and appreciate those who have helped us,” said Marissa Manzi, ‘23. 

“I didn’t expect to win. I’d always assumed that other people would win, and I was fine with that. I like seeing other people be happy and get what they rightfully deserve.””

— Kendall Pastreich, ‘21

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