Sophomores gathered together in anticipation of the greatly awaited beach bonfire on Friday, May 6th, marking one of the annual traditions of the Upper School. They shuttled from the Nueva campus to the coast of the westernmost border of San Francisco, towards the 3.5 mile long, white Ocean Beach. Upon arrival at the beach, students were happily surprised with an array of snacks, cozy blankets, and energizing music, provided by members of Spirit and Social. Students swarmed across Ocean Beach, as many fervently sprinted in a game of frisbee, while others dipped their feet into the frigid waters, watching the strong currents and waves crash against the shore of the Pacific Ocean.
As the sun began to set on the cloudy evening, everyone huddled around the crackling fire, roasting marshmallows and listening to their favorite songs projected from the large speakers. Fortunately, despite the high likelihood of rain, it was dry, so the grade was able to enjoy the outdoors. The night by the San Francisco coast gave students the chance to spend time with each other in a new environment, and bond as a class before the quickly approaching summer. As illustrated by sophomore Thea P., “the sophomore bonfire was a great way to relieve the stress of the final month of work, and come together as a grade to enjoy a simple, happy evening on the shore.”
The sophomore bonfire was a great way to relieve the stress of the final month of work and come together as a grade to enjoy a simple, happy evening on the shore.
The aura of the beach late at night with great friends enlivened everyone, and allowed for an evening full of class bonding and memorable moments. Devon H., a member of Spirit and Social who helped plan the event
commented, “I thought that the sophomore bonfire was super fun! I loved hanging out with my friends, building a sand fort and eating s’mores. I’m really glad that we have awesome traditions like this at Nueva!”
Written by DONYA Z.