Committing the Year
Spirits are high across campus as students prepare for end-of-the-semester activities. One highlight includes the distribution of the 2016 Summit Yearbook. In a special chapel on Friday, Dr. Shoemaker unveiled the 2016 Summit, revealing a sleek black book with bright blue lettering. For the first time ever, the Summit staff chose a theme for the yearbook: “Commit.” Chapel messages throughout the year reflected that theme, encouraging students to “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:5).
“The yearbook this year has a theme that will engage you toward putting your faith into action, and we did a spin-off of that in chapel,” Dr. Shoemaker said. “Throughout the semester, we’ve enjoyed some chapel messages that encouraged us to put our faith into action.”
Rosemary Quigley (Soph., NJ) said, “I was glad to receive something more than just a book of pictures. Pictures bring back many happy memories, but having the theme of commitment to the Lord really brings everything back to focus on how God has blessed us this past school year.”
This year, the book was dedicated to Academic Vice President Dr. Raylene Cochran, recognizing her faithful service at the College over the past 25 years.
In the afternoon, students hurried to claim their own 2016 Summit, lingering in the Commons to scan the pages for their own picture and get signatures and notes from friends. Other students hunted for pictures they had submitted online through Eagle’s Nest.
Jesse Bilowus (Sr., NY) said, “The yearbook is a refresher of all the good times over the last year. As a senior, it’s neat to be able to recognize many more people in the yearbook than I did in my freshman year. These are people that I’ve lived and grown with over the last four years.”