A Fifth grade teacher brought me the journal entry below. The students were asked to write about their goals for the year. One of her students wrote the passage below:
"My goal is to live up to the honor code. The way I am going to get there is to get nicer everyday, one step at a time. To demonstrate commitment I will recycle, go on fundraiser tasks, and to do community service. To show selflessness I will help people with books, laptops, and lockers. Finally, I will show moral courage by standing up for people who are getting picked on and abused. I believe I can do it."