Every May at Haverford is a season of transition and transformation.
The annual Rosettes Ceremony approaches, marking the final assembly session for the Class of 2023. From Honor Council elections to sports’ Senior Days, Sixth Formers who played vital leadership roles in scholastic and athletic programs pass their torches to the next generation of aspiring leaders.
The Class of 2023 was the first class to emerge fully out of the effects of the pandemic and lead the community to return to normalcy and re-strengthen its bonds.
As retiring leaders of the upper school, the Class of 2023 has left its mark on many facets of the community—a legacy that rising leaders will come to appreciate and build off of.
For the Sixth Formers themselves, only finals and a few weeks of graduation projects stand between their last days at Haverford and the summer before college.
For the Sixth Formers themselves, only finals and a few weeks of graduation projects stand between their last days at Haverford and the summer before college. Looking back to this day a few months from now, there will be much to appreciate, many to thank, and much to miss about the Haverford experience.
For rising Sixth Formers, now would be the time to challenge yourselves, put yourselves out there, and envision your roles as future leaders of the community. While not every attempt at an application will be successful, fortune favors the bold—those who dare to try will have a better chance at success than those who don’t.
Imagine yourselves in leadership roles, and think about the things you can achieve with this power.
Carry on the torch. Carry on the Fords’ spirit.