Lower School entrepreneurs (K-4) celebrated their successes in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) this year with a culminating award ceremony this past week. Mx. Ramsey addressed the Lower School assemblies by introducing our high school entrepreneurs (SP Rings, Spotlight, Green Line, and Turtle Tech) who presented words of wisdom, giving the younger students something to look forward to as they become more experienced “makers” in the Upper School. The older students used words such as “creativity,” “imagination,” “resourcefulness,” and “opportunity-seekers” to describe what it is to be a CEL Venture Accelerator student.
Before 4th grade was presented with their laser-cut, wooden awards, a selection of Lower School students stood up and addressed the audience by stating what it means to be a “maker”: “I learned resilience because I never gave up,” said one; and another exclaimed, “CEL is my favorite subject in school,” while another mused about his conductible thread project, “I showed creativity by thinking about how to make this wearable tech like a mechanical arm.” Ms. Maidenbaum and Mr. BW welcomed these students into the Middle School CEL program where they’ll be learning how to make video games, record and edit audio and video, and solve team-based challenges. Finally, select Lower School students received a metallic, gear-shaped award for Creativity, Resilience, and Opportunity-Seeking. Congrats to all our CEL awardees! May this be the beginning of a wonderful mindset that propels you into a world filled with curiosity, independent thought, and a quest to effect positive change.