MS Students Sign Honor Code Pledge During Virtual Assembly
Middle School students affirmed The Benjamin School’s Honor Code during a special virtual assembly the afternoon of September 11. Head of Middle School Chuck Hagy welcomed students to the annual ceremony hosted by the Division’s Student Services Department.
“We are here to celebrate one of the most essential values we must each demonstrate to experience success and happiness in school and in life,” said Hagy. “That value is living a life of honor.”
Hagy told students that honor is an obligation that we must all strive for each day as a community and an essential ideal that our country was founded upon.
“Our school culture depends on each individual accepting their responsibilities to live honorably with all members of the community, treating everyone with civility, kindness, and respect,” said Hagy. “Honor helps us remember that it’s not the grade we make or the awards we win that really matter, but how we earn our grades and what we do to earn our awards that really make us who we are.”
Head of School Dave Faus served as a keynote speaker for the event and spoke to students about his own journey and relationship with honor, both personally and professionally.
“In a community like this, when you make mistakes you are forgiven and given an opportunity to grow,” said Faus. “Being honorable is hard work but bearing the burden of the truth comes with the value and reward of living an honorable life.”
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.