“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
At Monday’s assembly, we gathered for the final time as a community before the New Year.
I was able to thank faculty members Asia Meirovich and Angie Muzzy for their efforts in staging our Winter concert of Music and Dance. Over 60 students stood and were recognized for their contributions to the performance, as well. This has been a year of transition, with our new arts faculty members staging the performance on campus for the first time in four years. Last weekend’s performances were yet another indicator that the arts are thriving at MacDuffie.
We were able to establish a new tradition, as our performers were invited to ring the victory bell. The victory bell no longer rings solely in celebration of athletic accomplishments – it rings in celebration of excellence in all facets of MacDuffie life!
Also in assembly, I recognized that, no matter how much we speak of community here at MacDuffie; there is truly no replacement for the warm embrace of family. I wished students well in their travels home and a restful, safe vacation. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, the impending New Year, I wish the same for you and your families during this holiday season.