MS Students Sign Honor Pledge During Ceremonial Assembly
Middle school students gathered for a ceremonial assembly in the Barker Performing Arts Center the morning of October 4 where they pledged to uphold The Benjamin School’s Honor Code.
Head of School Mr. Dave Faus welcomed students to the annual ceremony hosted by the division’s Student Services Department. Faus emphasized the importance of character development as an important piece of our middle school students’ academic journeys.
“Another piece of the journey is who you are becoming . . . are you going to make a difference in the world,” said Faus who called the ceremony a solemn celebration of hard work and doing the right thing.
“It’s hard work to this day to do the right thing over the easy thing,” he said before turning the podium over to former varsity football coach and current teacher Ron Ream.
Ream shared the history of the School and what the Honor Code has meant throughout the years.
“I wanted you to see the Benjamins’ footprints across the campus,” Hagy said of a slideshow of memories he shared with attendees.
“Their vision is coming to life and you are part of that vision,” he said.
Ream, who was part of an original group of educators who were commissioned by Mr. Benjamin to create the original honor code in 1983, then lead faculty and students in signing the pages of Honor Code books.
Director of Student Services Susan Poncy said signing the honor code books reaffirms the School's commitment to the highest personal and community values including academic and social integrity.
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.