Pictured: St. John’s student Sawyer Neale (class of 2018) takes in the action at the Annapolis Cup with actor Kevin Spacey. Photo courtesy of Mr. Neale.
April is the last full month students have at St. John’s before summer vacation, and as the weather warms up students take to the outdoors in droves, whether to hike up Monte Sol (our neighboring mountain in Santa Fe) or just read in the sunshine.
Spring is also a busy time academically, with students hard at work at various end-of-semester essays and projects. Luckily for students working late at night, Annapolis and Santa Fe were are both among some of the best cities for coffee lovers in America!
Here are some highlights from April!
We held Admitted Students events on both campuses, welcoming over a hundred potential members of the Class of 2021. Students arrived from far and wide, traveling to campus from 34 different states and 5 different countries!
Spring Awakening: students put on a production of the Tony-award winning musical Spring Awakening, directed by sophomore Sarah Irving. Sarah wrote about theater at St. John’s for our student blog, the the Johnnie Chair--check out what she had to say!
The Career Services office holds events to connect current students with alumni throughout the year. In April, this included a trip to the United States Capitol Building to meet with Brian McGuire (1996), the chief of staff for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell–read about the trip here!
In another great Career Services event in April, National Book Award nominated author Andrew Krivák (1986) returned to campus to discuss his literary career with currents, not to mention sign a few copies of his latest work. Find out more here!
Students in Santa Fe had a ball at The Sage Assembly, a Southwestern English Ball hosted by the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society on the St. John’s campus. This is the fifth year in a row St. John’s has played host to the event, which often draws comparisons to Pride & Prejudice, which students read in their junior year.
On April 22nd, St. John’s Croquet celebrated its third straight victory in the Annapolis Cup, an annual croquet match between St. John’s and the United States Naval Academy, which sits across the street from our Annapolis campus. This year tickets were sold for the first time ever, and the 5,000 tickets sold out well in advance of the match. Navy’s croquet team put up a fierce fight, with the Johnnies eventually prevailing 3-2 after a come-from-behind win in the fifth game.