Senior leadership positions were announced on Friday during a special assembly. The gathering has been a Wooster tradition since its founding years. This year, the Wooster community gathered by Zoom, with excitement and anticipation for the announcement of the senior year job assignments being given to the members of the junior class.
As a part of Wooster's Self-help philosophy, students are given complete responsibility for the physical environment of the school. Each day at Wooster, students participate in a "Jobs" period. Every senior is assigned a job area, where they are in charge of managing the younger students as they all work together to clean the campus and maintain order in their building or area.
Bill Rexford, Assistant Director of Student Life, spoke briefly, explaining the tradition of this ceremony. "The values and traditions we celebrate together today are deeply rooted in our past. The ethos of Self Help was alive with the Generals who have come before you, is a part of all of us today, and will be a part of all of those who are yet to come."
After Mr. Rexford concluded his speech, Head of School Matt Byrnes shared his remarks before announcing the class of 2021's leadership positions. "Make no mistake, Class of 2021, how you choose to embrace your jobs this year, and do the work, and make meaning of it all, will be an indication of who you will be after you leave here. Starting now, you have an opportunity to positively shape that person."
Though each rising senior is given an important leadership position within the community and Wooster's Self-help system, the prefects take on the most responsibilities as leaders on campus. The Prefects for 2020-2021 will be:
|Tori Ingulli '21||Anastasia Wei '21|
|Jaya Singhal '21||Lily Newman '21||Brandon Caraballo '21|
|Center for Social Impact||Communications||Dining Room|
|Bob Chen '21||Jillian Schnaudigel '21||Olivia Ambrosio '21|
|Health and Wellness||James Marshall Chapel||Student Activities|
|Kat Mancinone '21||Alice Purkiss '21|
|Avery Wadehra '21||Emma Shorten '21||Sean Fullerton '21|
|East Campus||Central Campus||West Campus|
Attached is the entire list of 2020-2021 Senior Leadership Positions.