Parent Appreciation Dessert

And Challenge IV Graduate Encouragement too!

On May 13th, immediately following our Senior Thesis Defense, which will be from 5:00-7:30, we will have dessert and share some sweet time together to formally close out our year.

Students, come prepared to serve your parents dessert along with a few words of appreciation for all their hard-work, and dedication. Put some thought and your best rhetorical skills into it and make it fun! We have a few minutes set aside for each of you to deliver a brief address in front of the group to mark the end of this school year.

Parents of students graduating from Challenge IV, this is also your opportunity to get up in front of your student and a few friends and offer some words of advice, encouragement or whatever is on your heart as one chapter of your student's life transitions to the next. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

More Information

Following the thesis defense, we will share a short and sweet time to celebrate, appreciate parents, and encourage graduates. Grad parents and students are encouraged to prepare a 3-5 min address as described above.

This event will be held at Crossing Community Church in the Mill House building near the creek on the Farmhouse side of the property.

Please RSVP by May 6 to Marla Ashton @ 908.295.8620 or with how many you will bring. Thank you!


5:00-5:15 Welcome and fellowship

5:15-7:30 Thesis Defense

7:30-8:00 Students serve parents dessert

8:00-8:30 Student addresses to parents

8:30-9:00 Parents of Graduates deliver words of encouragement to their students

9:00-?? More coffee, dessert and fellowship!