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PS Community Celebrates the First Day of School at Unifying Assembly
Marquis Austin

“Near or far, in distance learning or in-person learning, we’re still a community that cares for and supports each other,” said Prep School Director Joanie Dean to her division’s students, faculty and staff at Tuesday’s first-day-of-school assembly. “Our strength is in our community.” During this uplifting gathering, which included remarks from new teachers and class Deans, community proved to be the prevailing theme. Student Government co-presidents Kate K. ’20 and Adrian M. ’20 took a few moments to address their peers. They reassured them that they have many fun virtual events in store for this year. “We know these past few months have been tough, but we’re here to make this year the best it can be,” remarked Kate. Later, Ms. Dean asked two seniors—Cas G. and David P.—to share what they are looking forward to most this year. Cas, a member of the Multi-Ethnic Cultural Awareness Club (MECA), can’t wait to continue her work with the social justice group and spend another year with her teachers and classmates. David shared similar sentiments, expressing his excitement about what Student Government has in the works and how proud he is to see the PS come together during these challenging times. “I’m looking forward to the day where we can look at each other and think, ‘Hey, we did that. We made it through that time,’ and look at all that we accomplished,” he said. “I know there’s so much in this school that we can do.” To close out the assembly, the Prep School faculty and staff presented an entertaining video going over their expectations of students as they enter a new year. To welcome everyone back, they also partnered with Columbia Prep TV on another fun video, which you can find here! 

If you want to watch the full assembly, check it out here!

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