They are the heart and soul of Skylemar…the leaders who our young boys wish to one day become. They set the tone and maintain vibe. They collectively carry on the Skylemar legacy, and make us proud.
They are the men of Sky II.
It’s a rite of passage to become a Sky II guy. At the old age of 14, you’ve earned the right to walk The Path, play lax in The Bowl and hang in the Gym or the Lodge at night. Best of all, you get Happy Hour, Super Nights Out and the time of our life living with 49 of the greatest friends you’ll ever have.
Along with the privileges comes a multitude of responsibilities. There are the little things, like cleaning and setting up the Rec Hall at night. Far more significant is the un-said yet understood obligation to demonstrate “the Skylemar way” of caring for the younger guys, putting kindness first, laughing, cheering and just plain having a great time.
Truth is, these guys make everything fun.
You can see it when they take Steal the Bacon as serious as a U15 lax game, rooting wildly for our little guys. Or just watch them at the dinner table, playing Freeze or laughing at some inside joke. They make a terrific audience, always supporting whoever’s on stage. It’s their whistles, claps and standing ovations that make the Talent Show a life-changing positive experience for anyone who performs.
When it comes to sports, they do play hard. And when it comes to rainy days, we know better than to mess with them. Just let them sleep, give them a Monopoly game and feed them a lot.
To those younger, they are the coolest. To us they are impressive. Each is intelligent and has what it takes to be a superior leader and a shining star.
So…to the parents of our Skylemar Senior Citizens, this Blog is for you. You’ve done a top-notch job raising an extraordinary young man, and we’re grateful to be a part of his life. He’s the kind of person that our country needs more of. He honestly is one of the greatest guys in the whole wide world.