Community, Place, Stewardship
“A place is only as good as the people in it.” ~ Pittacus Lore
The World is so big yet there are few places where you can call home. It is hard to feel like your thoughts, feelings and emotions can be comfortably brought out from the inside and be comforted by the kind words and support of special people. Few people have the opportunity to go to a place where there is a true kind and supportive community, and where you feel free to accept yourself.
It takes a lot for a place to be special, and to be more than what it seems. In order for a place to be special you need to have had fond memories of the place and people that support you and bring out your inner self. You need a kindly natured community that makes you feel at home. The Fenn school is a special place. It is a once in a lifetime place that once you leave there is nothing like it. The kids, teachers and classmates show a different kind of support and respect. Ever since I came to Fenn I have felt at home. I have always been able to be myself and try new things. When I was younger I took Fenn for granite, I thought of it as just school. Now as I grew older I came to realize that Fenn I not just a school, but a home.
It is important to absorb what you have learned from the Fenn School and reflect the same values in school and out. As the start of the ninth grade year develops one of my goals is to help make people feel the same way about Fenn. Being a steward of something that you used to be on the other side of is difficult and it takes courage, but it is important for the people that used to be in my place. You have to be someone that people will like to follow because you do the right things. It takes experience and knowledge to be a steward because without that there is nothing to pass on. Although being a steward is difficult it is achievable by anyone with the courage to do so.
In this world there are countless things that can make you stressed and put you down, but when you know that you have family and friends supporting you through every step it gives you extra confidence and support through the hard times. It is hard to realize as we go through our everyday tasks because it becomes a routine but most of us live in a community and have a family that keeps us motivated and comfortable in our own skin.