Friday (March 6) marked the final school day before Spring Break, as Jesuit High School will have no school next week, from March 9-13.
It also marked the final day of the school year in which Jesuit students are required to wear ties. Per tradition, it also meant the campus statue of St. Anthony in the Student Commons was buried beneath a mountain of discarded ties from Jesuit juniors following the final bell on Friday. Aside from special events such as all-school Mass, the juniors will not wear ties for the remainder of this school year or for their senior year.
During Spring Break many Jesuit clubs and sports teams will be active. Robotics will compete in the Orlando Regional at the University of Central Florida's CFE Arena from March 12-14; wrestling finishes up the winter sports season Saturday (March 7) at Day 2 of the State Tournament in Kissimmee; baseball and lacrosse have multiple games scheduled during the break, please refer to the website Athletic Calendar.
School resumes on March 16, and the remainder of the school year is filled with events and activities, such as the Men for Others Dinner on March 29,which is at the Hilton Tampa Downtown this year; the Hillsborough County Special Olympics at Jesuit on April 18; and Celebration of the Arts at Jesuit on April 19. Please refer to the website School Calendar for more events.
View a time-lapse video below of the juniors adorning the statue of St. Anthony with their ties on Friday, and go to Jesuit's main Facebook page, Jesuit High School of Tampa, to see photos.