By Grace Calhoun,
HUB Staff Writer–
As the year begins to draw to a close, certain notable DHS events come to an end. The last friendship day of the 2012-2013 school year commenced at 9 a.m. on Friday March 8.
For senior Jake Miille, this was his first and last friendship day, and it more than lived up to his expectations, “Absolutely. The facilitators were very nice, it was just a good friendly day,” Miille said.
Miille’s favorite activity at friendship day was sharks and minnows, which combines athleticism and recreation in one game. “It got everyone just enjoying life out in the sunlight,” he said.
But sharks and minnows aside, friendship is not all fun and games. Throughout the day, participants engage in more serious activities. One such activity is the ‘cross the line’ exercise, where friendship day facilitators read off directions such as “cross the line if you or someone you know has ever run away from home,” to which participants step across the line if the if they fit the description.
According to Miille, exercises like this were “eye-opening. It’s sometimes hard to remember that everyone has their own problems because we get so caught up in ourselves. So that was a good eye-opening experience for me,” he said.
For some students, friendship is not something they will experience. Senior Hannah Kaplan has never been invited to friendship day.
“Part of me wanted to go a little bit because you get to miss school and you get free pizza,” Kaplan said. But, life goes on. “I don’t feel like I’m missing out on too much by not going to friendship day,” she said.
Applications to be a friendship day facilitator are due March 27.