The annual "Motto Assembly" at the Middle School is always a moving and inspiring event at which eighth grade "Banner Students" address new Middle School students about their own triumphs and failures over the past year. This year's Banner Recipients, (Mehdi Epee-Bounya '21, Ava Long '21, Walker Oberg '21, and Abigail Rabieh '21), offered personal anecdotes containing great examples of what to do, and sometimes more importantly, what not to do, in order to find success and happiness at 80 Sparks Street.
The "Motto Assembly" this year had an added level of inspiration as Zack McLeod '10 was honored for his constant and continued resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, and the ways in which he exemplifies the School's motto. Zack suffered a traumatic head injury in 2008 as a result of an athletic accident at the beginning of his junior year at BB&N.
A plaque in Zack's honor has been installed in the entryway to the Big Room that reads: "In the face of overwhelming adversity, his persevering faith, joyful spirit, and selfless character continue to inspire the BB&N community and embody the school motto: Honor Scholarship Kindness"
(Pictured above from L to R are the following: Bob Maginn P'19, '22, '23, Zack McLeod '10, Tammy, and Pat McLeod P'08, '10, '13, '16, and Middle School Director Mary Dolbear.)