The issue: The annual Summit on Human Dignity hits campus.
Our stance: The Summit creates enlightened individuals who are educated about the problems of today’s world.
As the Summit dawns upon the Brophy population once again, it seems as if holding these two week long focuses is just a normal fact of school life.
In actuality, a closer look shows this is something incredibly special, and almost no other high school hosts such a yearly event.
This is something that makes Brophy different. Not only is it a unique event, but it contributes to making Brophy students more enlightened individuals.
For example, the student body would be unaware of Nike’s questionable business practices in third world countries without last year’s Summit speech by Jim Keady.
We might not emphasize recycling and things like reusable metal water bottles on campus as much without the Summit on the environment several years ago.
These issues can be well concealed, and the Summit brought about the opportunity to bring them to light.
It is important to learn about these issues, and be aware of what is going on in the world.
In fact, one can go so far as to say that more can be learned in this one week than the entire school year, if one just keeps an open mind to the many different speakers.
These speakers educate us about real life events and how to live our lives in a better way, lessons that will prove to be extremely important now and in the years to come.
The speeches make anyone a more informed person in this complicated world we live in, and this leads to a brighter vision of the future.
The Summit also brings about the chance to act on what is learned.
Every student has the capability to change this world for the better, and the Summit provides this opportunity each year.
The Summit truly makes a positive difference for everyone.
Staff editorial by Alex Stanley ’12. Staff editorials represent the view of The Roundup. Share your thoughts by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments online at roundup.brophyprep.org.
Read more Summit-related articles in the 2011 Summit Special Section.