Monash Arts

Over the past 6 months I have read numerous tweets and blog posts from other principals and teachers regarding doing away with Honor Roll and school assemblies recognizing students for Honor Roll. Graduate school is hard on friendships, and so is the academic life that follows it (see Reasons 14 and 29 ). In many ways, graduate school is inherently alienating (see Reason 30 ), leaving you out-of-step with friends who follow traditional paths into adulthood (see Reason 12 ). It places tight constraints on your financial independence, as well as on your time (see Reason 62 ), and it often requires you to move far away from friends and family.

We had over 400 students make the A/B Honor Roll at my 9-12 high school (appromately 1400 students total(. If you’re expecting a story that paints the martial arts community as a group of humble, deadly yet-insightful warriors, who …

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