This hard-to-put-down collection of enchanting, funny, and insightful essays from the pens of eighth graders has been selected by Ann Bastianelli to highlight the five pillars that have made fifty years of educational excellence possible at St. Richard's School in Indianapolis.
Schools exist to prepare each new generation to change the world for the better. Only those schools that are built on a strong foundation that preserves their history, promotes their ideals, and prepares their students for promising futures endure. This book demonstrates the enduring value of the five foundational pillars of St. Richard's School: Classic Curriculum, Faith & Tradition, Leadership, Civic Responsibility, and Global Readiness.
As Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education observed, "For all who believe that today's youth are lacking in scholarship, compassion or faith, your minds will be changed when you read these reflections from St. Richard's students. Through their words, aspirations, and perspectives come alive with the kind of clarity and honesty that inspire the better inclinations of all of us."