Villa Duchesne is a Catholic girls school for girls in 7th through 12th grade in Frontenac, Missouri. This is where I went to school my junior and senior year of high school. When you first drive into Villa you are taken aback by the look of the school. It looks like an old castle, common to many Sacred Heart schools like Villa. Upon entering the school building you are overwhelmed by a sea of maroon plaid skirts, hair ribbons, and north face bags. Chaos is among the girls as they share stories of their nights, scramble to get their homework done, and chat with teachers.
My favorite place in the whole main building was the senior room. This little room had three couches, a microwave, a wall of shame, and was home to the 78 girls in the senior class. It is seen as a privilege and a sort of rising through the ranks. My least favorite room in the whole school was the Tech office. This is where the Tech Guys fixed our tablet computers when we had a problem with them; which was almost everyday. Villa, like many Sacred Heart schools, stands for traditions. One tradition was Conge, a day where we came to school and they surprised us with cancelling classes. Another tradition was Gouter, cookies they hand out on special occasions. However, out of the many traditions my favorites were Graduation and Maypole. All of the graduates wear long white dresses to graduation and are presented with pink flowers. They day after is Maypole. It is where the girls wear colored ribbons and perform the Maypole dance.
The first picture is of Villa Duchesne on Graduation Day.
The second picture is of my friends and I as we prepare for Maypole in front of the school.
The third picture is of my friends and I on Graduation Day with our flowers.
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