Guests Speak on Leadership

Middle School classrooms had two compelling visitors on Friday.

Rebecca Yuska '06 stopped by to speak with an 8th grade cultural studies class about her stint as an organizer in North Philadelphia for the Clinton campaign. She talked about the intensity of her work (16-hour days); about meeting and organizing volunteers from all over the state, country, and world; and about how it felt to lose the election. Rebecca feels that her work has prepared her for leadership roles in the future.

Next door, in Jake Hunter's 7th grade classroom, Ben Hunter (Jake's bother) led a conversation about Lord of the Flies, the class's fall language arts book.  The topic of leadership – good and bad – was the focus. Ben, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, is an officer in the Marine Corps.