Take control of your destiny

Hello Fords, 

I would first like to take this opportunity to thank you all. You guys put a lot of trust in me by electing me as president, and I do not take this responsibility lightly. 

I hope this letter finds you rejuvenated and ready for another great academic year. With the beginning of a new school year there comes a unique opportunity. Now’s the time to set new goals, try that different club, or learn from past experiences. Whether this is your first time walking through these halls or you are a lifer, you are all key members of this family we call Haverford. Together we will create memories and leave a legacy that lasts a lifetime. 

Take control of your destiny.

I would encourage you all to take this opportunity to challenge yourself, whether that be in the classroom, during an extracurricular activity, or simply challenging the normalities in your life. Reflect on how you go about things and why. Not only are we just members of this community, but we all have the opportunity to be change-makers in this space. There is no perfect way of doing anything, but there is a wrong way, and that’s doing nothing. 

Take control of your destiny. Stay disciplined throughout the arduous journey that is a full school year. There will be ups and downs but the downs are what make you a better person. The struggles of your past are essential to who you are today, so embrace them. Remember, success is a journey, not a destination. 

I cannot wait to see what this year holds, and every single one of us has the opportunity to make this year special! Thank you and Godspeed.