Each year at Moravian, our students are encouraged to explore and innovate, using their imaginations to create and inspire, and experience new things and places. While intimidating for many, the process of delving into something completely new is exciting and exhilarating to say the least.
For some, stepping out of the comfort zone includes performing in a recital, participating in a group improv game in front of a live audience, or preparing a first Comenius Project proposal. For others, it’s auditioning for the drama, preparing for a PJAS presentation, or designing a difficult component of the set for a stage production.
For our varsity boys’ basketball team, exploration of the “new” came in the form of experiencing what it was like to become District XI Champions and contenders for the PIAA State Basketball title. This historic and record-breaking season showed our players that determination and hard work really can pay off.
Over Spring Break, many of our Upper School students and faculty crossed borders and explored new countries and their culture–it was wonderful to see students taking their first trips to a new country with Moravian Academy. For many, this was the first time they used an acquired language in a foreign country. For others, the excitement of exploring historical places, such as Versailles and Shakespeare’s hometown was impactful.
As one student put it, “This trip was undoubtedly life-changing and eye-opening, considering the fact I was given the opportunity to see and live within the country that ours once demanded separation from.” Another student shared “Earlier in the year we read the Shakespeare play Henry V for class and now we’ve visited his final resting place in Westminster Abbey, with both the person and location dating to before Columbus’ voyage. Seeing all of this history almost everywhere around us was something of a delight I think for all of us, Shakespeare fans, anglophiles, or simply people who enjoyed visiting this different country.”
One of the most remarkable attributes of Moravian Academy students is their willingness to delve into the unexplored with confidence knowing they have the skills to succeed in whatever they take on. Continually curious, our students support and inspire each other to learn new things about themselves and the world.