What means a lot to me? Is there an experience that changed my life?
Senior Reflections are a ninth grade class tradition. They are an opportunity for boys to build confidence in public speaking and to develop leadership skills by sharing thoughts about what is important to them in front of their assembled classmates, teachers, and Fenn staff members.
The boys reflect on a significant person in their lives, or talk about a passion, a journey--whether literal or figurative--that they have taken, or an experience that has taught them a valuable lesson. They are encouraged to look inward to share something meaningful about themselves.
Each speaker stands and delivers on his topic for two to three minutes in the Meeting Hall during All School Meeting. He may use notes, but should not read from them. “We want the boys to talk from the heart,” says Upper School Head Dave Irwin, “and make a connection with their audience.
Fenn faculty advisors help the boys prepare and rehearse their reflections, which are presented throughout the year, usually on Fridays.