- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - Fremont High School seniors will be on a retreat next week to focus on the transition into the next phase of their lives.

The Wisdom retreat will be held Thursday at Midland University Events Center in Fremont. The schedule coincides with testing dates for freshman, sophomores and juniors.

School principal Chuck Story told the Fremont Tribune (https://bit.ly/1dAQC05 ) the seniors are facing a challenging time.

“Sometimes they don’t make the best choices,” Story said. “And what we want them to do is have an opportunity to talk that through and think it through.”

The retreat is being organized by Youth Frontiers, a Minneapolis-based organization that works to improve students’ academic, social and emotional well-being.

Susan Knox of Youth Frontiers said the goal is to inspire the students to finish their senior year with respect for each other, their school and the memories they’ve made as the class of 2014. The students will have time to reflect and share their stories from the past four years.

Some students approach the retreat with reluctance, Knox said, but that is overcome once retreat staffers earn the students’ trust. Students soon break into groups to talk about accomplishments, regrets and fears.

“The Wisdom retreat gives seniors a really healthy way to stay connected right up to the end, but also a very healthy way to say goodbye,” Knox said.

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Information from: Fremont Tribune, https://www.fremontneb.com

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