Lean on Me

August 24, 2020
Student Council Co-Presidents
Patrick ’21 and Lily ’21 

Hello Marist! We are excited to be your Student Council Co-Presidents for the 2020-2021 school year! We want to extend a warm welcome to all the new teachers and new students, as you experience your first day of school in a very different way. We understand this year will be challenging for all of us, but we know our Marist Fam will get through it together. In that spirit, our theme for the year is Lean on Me.

While our hearts may grieve over our new normal, we want to emphasize that our community is strong because of our relationships. While we cannot physically “lean on one another” from six feet apart, we can still support each other in all that we do. As your co-presidents, we want to extend that friendship to you, along with all of Student Council. This fall, we will send invitations to Google Meet with us, ask us questions, make suggestions, and make new friends to lean on.

As we considered our theme for the year, those who have felt isolated since we left campus in March were present in our mind. This fall, we have the privilege of being back at school and all the excitement and engagement that comes with being together again. We also want to be there for students who are learning from home. While they may not be physically present, we are still one Marist Fam.

That being said, we also have to lean on each other to do the right thing to make our return to campus a success. To love one another this year is to act responsibly. Our school has worked so hard to ensure our safety, but it is in our hands now. It is our job to do everything in our power to keep our community safe. We are leaning on you to do your part.

We have been working hard to bring our campus back to life in every way possible, starting with the release of our new podcast “Unpresidented” with Lily Holmes and Patrick Withers. We will also give out Sadie Hawkins Dance t-shirts from last spring (we didn’t forget!), so be on the lookout for yours. We can all look forward to a dress-out day this fall for the Sadie that never happened. 

In closing, on behalf of Student Council, we are here for you, Marist, and we are all in this together. Let’s protect our nest!

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