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Letter From The Editor
Bella Hutchins '16, Editor-In-Chief
March 9, 2016

Dear Reader,

I can’t believe I’m writing these words…but this is it! Throughout my time leading The Scroll this past year, I’ve learned an unbelievable amount about myself and the students and adults on this campus. When I became Editor-In-Chief, I made it my goal to be real with the school—to avoid stories that merely rested on the surface. I’m proud of myself and the 2014-2015 editorial board for our relentless drive to publish stories that either sparked conversation on campus or provided new perspectives. I absolutely could not have accomplished what I did without Managing Editor Brooke Horowitch with whom I was blessed to work this year. Her passion for The Scroll paired with her attention to detail made her my perfect partner in crime. I’d also like to thank the other page editors for their undying hard work and dedication to making our paper the best it can be. To the Advisors, Ms. Schloat, Ms. Brown, and Mr. Brown, thank you for being the best supporters I could ask for—we were so grateful for you every step of the way.

I’m so pleased to announce that the new Editor-In-Chief, who will step into her role next month, is Perry Hamm. I know that Perry has a strong vision for the direction in which she wants to take this paper, and I’m confident that she and the rest of her staff will work to do whatever they can to accomplish that vision. I’m excited for her to begin the experience that I am now ending, and I know she will undergo an unbelievably rewarding amount of character growth in the coming year.

My time as Editor-In-Chief has brought with it elation, frustration, passion, and empathy. Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout this endeavour—it was an absolutely surreal experience. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to lead The Scroll, and I’m so thankful to the school for supporting the paper and seeing it as an opportunity to help our community grow together. In the past year, our school already has grown immensely, in terms of school spirit, inclusion, and more. Regarding inclusion, I, along with The Scroll Board, would like to recognize and thank the school for its demonstration of support for the transgender community. We are so pleased to know that we live in a community that encourages everyone to be as open as they want to be in our community.

To my fellow seniors: we’re heading into senior spring. Our days of glory draw closer and closer to an end each day, so make every moment count. I consider myself so lucky to have been a part of a class that made such a visible impact on campus and on the community in just one year. So keep your heads up, love each other, and make a memory out of every day you have left. We’re almost there!

Much love to you, DA!


Bella Hutchins