Strawberry Fields Forever
Tucked away in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a strawberry field that seems to go on forever. Mr. Celella took his advisory group there to pick fresh strawberries and to spend the afternoon outdoors relaxing in the spring sunshine.
Advisory groups at MSA are one of the hallmarks of the student-life program. Students are assigned an advisor when they enroll at MSA, and they typically remain in the same advisory group throughout their time on the Hill.
In addition to annual outings like strawberry picking, advisory groups meet regularly in morning assembly, lunch, and weekly advisor meetings. The advisory system provides students an additional support system and a social group at school.
MSA is proud to be a small school where dynamic interactions between our teachers and students flourish into strong mentor-mentee relationships. The advisory system and trips like the one this week to Chiles Orchard help to facilitate this.
Like the strawberry fields, the friendships formed and mentor-mentee relationships built with the advisory system do, in fact, go on forever.