One of the great things about Ross School is the way mentoring is woven into the fabric of the culture. When older students share information about their unique experiences with younger students, the latter are often inspired to “dream big” and explore opportunities they never knew existed.
Before Spring Break, seventh and eighth graders visited the Lower School to share presentations about their Field Academy trips, “Red State, Blue State, Harper Lee!” and “South by Southwest in Taos, New Mexico.” Including stories about adventures, community service, and the people they met, the presentations were both funny and informative.
The Lower School students expressed wonder and curiosity as they learned about the history of Native American culture as well as racial diversity in the United States as viewed through the lens of the writings of Harper Lee, author of the pivotal novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. To be sure, the presentations set some young minds on the paths of wondering what kind of adventures they will take part in through Ross Field Academy courses as they reach the upper grades.