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Seniority as More Than a Hierarchy
the editorial board
September 9, 2011
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The Class of 2012 now begins its senior year. Many seniors assumed leadership positions last April, and have already experienced the exhilaration and stress that accompany a significant increase in responsibilities. All seniors, regardless of title or position, are seen as leaders in the eyes of the school. We even proudly and officially occupy Senior Grass.

At the same time, we know that our Deerfield days are numbered, and we must ask ourselves how the Class of 2012 will be remembered in its final and most crucial year.

We respect and admire last year’s senior class for their individual accomplishments, but we believe that collectively they displayed a lack of good judgment on more than one occasion. We can learn from this and use our newfound leadership, both on and off campus, to reflect the best of Deerfield.