Just prior to graduation, administrators met with the nine members of the Student Honor Council to commend them on their work upholding the Cushing Academy Honor Code over the course of the year. The Council, which was founded three years ago, participates in disciplinary committee meetings, deliberates on and recommends consequences for school rule violations, and meets with students to discuss accountability.
“This group has really been a guiding star in the community, and as individuals, you have been exceptional role models” said Headmaster Torino as the Honor Council members assembled in his office. “I’m so proud of you for that.” Dean of Students Bob Macioci added, “Many students don’t know what you do, because much of it is unseen work, but you did it with great character and seriousness. Your presence in these situations makes such a difference and what it does for our community is very tangible.”
First-year Honor Council members were presented with a compass, representing leadership; second-year members received copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, representing courage and honor in the face of adversity and doing what is right despite convention.
To learn more about the Honor Council, please click here.
Photo: Back row (L-R) Mr. Raja Bala (Dean of Academics), Jordan Comeau, Kayla Sargent, Gaby Dutil, Bob Zeng, Mariah Weintraub, Mr. Bob Macioci (Dean of Students) and Headmaster Torino
Seated (L-R) Michelle Tierney, Mallory Fredericks, Ethan Leff, Taylor Greene
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