As I labored over my last column of the year, trying to find the perfect words to capture the pride that overflows when I see our students serving members of our local community, a video of the Dec. 7 St. Alban's Day showed up in my inbox. The video interrupted my train of thought in the best way possible.
I stopped typing.
I don’t think it is possible for me to more clearly share the joy of that day; the heart, energy and creativity of our students; the pure delight of nearly 500 local children; and the pride and pleasure in a tradition that, perhaps more than any other at our school, defines who we are as a Ransom Everglades community. Have a safe and joyous holiday, and please enjoy this peek into St. Alban’s Day created by members of the Class of 2021 (with a big assist from faculty member Jay Salon).
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.