Acknowledging 9/11 — 20 Year Anniversary
Later this week will be the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York City, a significant and traumatic event for Americans and people around the world. Melody Fox Ahmed, the Director for Global Studies at the National Cathedral School invites educators to use the occasion for both remembrance and education. Even though our current students were not yet born on 9/11/2001, it is critical that they understand how the event has shaped our current society. She writes, "In difficult times, our ethical and faith commitments give us hope and courage. Our commitment to justice gives us the strength to work together for a better world. We can only overcome the global trauma of events like 9/11 working in community if we are bound by shared language and response that brings us together."
Below is a resource from the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education and the Interfaith Youth Core founded by Eboo Patel, our Dr. King Symposium resident teacher from 2019. These opportunities for dialogue live into what we believe to be Discourse with Dignity at Breck.
In this edition of Meet a Mustang, we connect with Milan Burgess ‘16, who is currently working as the Football Operations Coordinator at Minnesota Vikings. Milan has experience working in sports at both the collegiate and professional levels and is incredibly excited about this new role. She cites her strong work ethic and passion for learning as positioning her well for the ever-evolving world of sports. In advance of her upcoming season with the Vikings, the Breck Alumni Office connected with her to learn more about her work.
Today we honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the effective ending of slavery in the United States.
Breck Yearbook Edition 79 officially dropped yesterday, and there were so many students who were beyond excited to receive their copy! The theme for this year’s edition is “Better Together,” and we caught up with this year’s editors Matthew Berestka ’22, Becca Holt ’22, and Belle Johansson ’22 to get their take on why this edition is special.