It is that time of year again, when transitions occur throughout every organization our school has to offer. Whether it be Honor Council, Signet Society, athletic teams, or student-led clubs, Sixth Formers are handing their leadership positions off to the next generation of leaders. For these younger students, the month of May can define the year to come. But, for the Sixth Formers, May is the time to choose the right peers to continue their legacy and that of The Haverford School.
Sixth Formers truly care about the students who will follow in their footsteps because of the lasting impact these decisions will leave on the school. When we return to Haverford as alumni, we want to feel assured that the future editors-in-chief continue The Index’s standards and that the school’s virtues are upheld by the next set of Honor Council leaders.
Courage and vulnerability are the most powerful ways to create change within yourself, and applying for a position is a prime place to test this out by setting yourself up for acceptance or rejection.
The same goes for sports captains, club presidents, and any elected position. Sixth Formers’ time to find their role within the Haverford community has come and passed, so we want to relay a message to those hoping to take on leadership roles.
We encourage you all to follow your passions while also not being afraid to try new things. You will not know if a position is meant for you without trying.
Courage and vulnerability are the most powerful ways to create change within yourself, and applying for a position is a prime place to test this out by setting yourself up for acceptance or rejection. If you are rejected, you can look at yourself in the mirror and evaluate how you can improve yourself for a better future. And, if you are accepted, then putting yourself out there worked, and you will reap the rewards of your decision.
Put yourself out there for a leadership position, because it not only helps you develop, but it also fuels the next generation of students to follow in your footsteps.