Dominican High Schools’ Preaching Conference a Life-Changing Opportunity

By Laura Youngblood, St. Mary's Dominican High School, Class of 2016
By Laura Youngblood, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Class of 2016

Forming a lifelong bond in a week seems nearly impossible; however, during the 17th Annual Dominican High School Preaching Conference, I made countless friendships and relationships with other student preachers from Dominican high schools around the country. As one of the eight newly selected student preachers from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, I traveled to Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, to attend a week-long conference filled with prayer, seminars and group activities.

Soon after arriving, our group settled into our dorm rooms and toured the university’s beautiful campus. A few icebreakers relieved any anxiety before the conference began. It was easy to feel overwhelmed with the large number of students, but that night we were all divided into our small, intimate Home Groups. In my Home Group were six amazingly kind and unique students from all corners of the nation and two adult mentors from different Dominican high schools. Our group met daily to discuss the day’s events and our unique experiences. Home Group became my “home.” I always looked forward to sharing stories and experiences. Continue reading →

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