Graduation Speech 2015: DJ Corbett

Jason HeissererUncategorized

I am very honored to have been chosen to be one of the few speakers today. I was told my purpose was to speak to you all, but primarily to send a message to my beloved fellow classmates. But, due to my glaring narcissism I decided, forget all of you. I’m gonna write a letter to my future self… Dear …

Graduation Speech 2015: Eleanor Marsh

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Meyer’s AP Psychology textbook defines the spotlight effect as “overestimating others’ noticing and evaluating our appearance, performance, and blunders (as if we presume a spotlight shines on us).” Learning this in psychology class confirmed a suspicion I’ve had for a long time: that no one actually cares what we do as much as we think they do. That thought often …

Graduation Speech 2015: Eliana Zuckerman

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Welcome, class of 2015. Congratulations on getting to this day. You made it! By now most of you have probably heard of my hamster, Hazel. She is adorable, frightening, and the light of my life. I will use her as an extended metaphor throughout this entire speech, so buckle up.  Here we go: Life lessons I’ve learned from my Hamster …

Graduation Speech 2015: Melvin Jerome “MJ” Butler II

Jason HeissererUncategorized

I don’t think I will ever forget the day that Crossroads College Preparatory School became the school that I would attend for the rest of my grade school career. I had to be 11 years old. My voice hadn’t dropped, I still thought girls had coodies, and all that really mattered to me was having fun with my friends. My mother was driving …

Graduation 2015 Remarks: Dr. Jason Heisserer, Head of School

Jason HeissererUncategorized

At Crossroads, we are smart and good. We value being ourselves and having a voice. We cultivate habits of empathy and listening as a way to honor the selves and the voices of others. As a school community, as a network of mutuality, we craft our daily experiences so that we have opportunities to practice all of these things, to …

Graduation 2015 Remarks: Zack Boyers, Chair, Board of Trustees

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Good afternoon. My name is Zack Boyers, and I have the great privilege of serving the Crossroads community as Chair of the Board of Trustees. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the parents, families and friends of the graduates, the Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty and Staff of Crossroads College Preparatory School, and most importantly today to the members of the Class …