Today was the first Town Meeting of the school year. To explain the process and purpose, the Town Meeting leadership–Moderator Joe, President Andrea, VP Andrew, and Secretary Haley–ran a mock Town Meeting. The mock proposal up for debate was that Athenian should add leadership as a sixth pillar:
Whereas leadership is a quality Athenian tries to instill in all of its students;
Whereas the Pillars currently do not express this aspect of an Athenian education;
Whereas Round Square currently lists leadership as a sixth core principle;
Resolved: We propose that we add leadership as a sixth pillar at Athenian.
While the following video is fairly long, it captures the unique quality of this student-run, democratic process. You will hear arguments that range from changing our founding mission to whether there is physical space in the Main Hall for a sixth pillar. Check it out!
Students Give Inspired (and Inspiring!) Speeches for Town Meeting Presidential Election