A Gathering to Support Hope

The Gathering for Hope is an annual fund raiser and play performed by our very own students. The Gathering is a modern-day retelling of the Last Supper, complete with both humor and thought-provoking moments. Students perform for the community Thursday and Friday nights, culminating in a Saturday performance and gala fund raising event. This year, students gave a rousing first two performances, but Saturday night was their best yet!

Gathering Play 2015

Performance of The Gathering

Saturday night featured guests decked out in their best formal evening wear to attend the gala benefiting Hope. Guests were greeted by a silent auction before splitting into tour groups led by teachers and staff. Students gave classroom demonstrations to guests which included student testimonies from the most recent Mexico service trip, explaining themes and motifs from Hamlet, Physics experiments, and more. During the tour, friends of Hope also enjoyed a multi-course dinner with gourmet food stations situated throughout the school while learning about Hope’s history.

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Annie White explains the Physics demonstration.

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Enrique Alvarez talks Physics with guests of the gala.

Student Nizah Sanders (’18) helped run the event and shared her thoughts. “Our donors were very thoughtful and asked me lots of questions. I would like to say thank you to the guests for taking the time out of your day to come and support something our school created.” Natasha Rodriguez (’17) said her “favorite part was watching the play because it got better each time. I’m appreciative for the donors and all they do for the school, and how much they care about my education.”

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Clare Dice, Nizah Sanders, and Esther Wang

After dinner and the tour, guests gathered in the beautiful chapel to enjoy the performance of The Gathering. Upon its completion, several of the cast members gave their testimonies. Students then led a live auction which included many luxury items available to bid on. It was a memorable night in celebration of the Easter season!