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Middle and Upper School Awards Ceremony
Posted 06/02/2015 12:00PM

On Tuesday, June 2nd, students were recognized for their great academic, athletic, and community achievements, at the 58th Annual Middle and Upper School Awards Ceremony. In her opening remarks Dr. Christine Heine, Head of School, said:

"All of us in this room tonight faced challenges this year. Many like to call these challenges opportunities. Life is predictable in the way that it never offers a long stretch of time without presenting us with moments of growth—with opportunities. Besides, why would we want to live a life that did not force us to evolve, to grow, and to become more of who we are meant to be? How we face these challenges ultimately says more about us than any other thing.

When we win with humility, when we lose with dignity, when we laugh at the absurdity of own imperfections, it is then when we have succeeded. Many of us here tonight took on challenges this year and fell short of a measurable outcome. This standard of measurement may have been predetermined, established by others or it may have been of our own making. Regardless, we have all experienced at least one moment of agitation and we struggled, we reflected, and we wrestled with an idea or situation that demanded an answer. Whether academic, social, spiritual, or something more, we were all there in that place of discomfort.

Embrace this place --this state of being. Do not fear it. It is known as learning. It is known as living. Seek out these moments and pursue them with dogged curiosity and commitment. These experiences contribute to not only to our own personal growth but to the betterment of our communities."

Congratulations to all award recipients!


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