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Student Leaders for 2023-24 School Year Announced

Student Leaders gather after our Investiture Ceremony

They stood courageously at the podium in Chapel and shared their thoughts on leadership, displaying knowledge beyond their years as they reflected on what it takes to lead a community like Cardigan. And when the service was over and the boys had been dismissed, they circled together outside the chapel and cheered, not for themselves, but for leadership at Cardigan––forgetting that just moments ago they were all competing for the same positions.

Of the 52 students who began the leadership election process in April, seven students earned an opportunity to stand before their peers and the community in Chapel last week and share why they wanted the title of School Leader and Assistant School Leader. Their messages were bold and unique, revealing their personal strengths and what kinds of leaders they want to be. 

But despite their individual perspectives, all seven boys kept coming back to a similar theme: community, and more specifically the Cardigan community. They all reflected on the growth they have experienced at Cardigan and how the community has supported them in that growth. They clearly understood that, as Terry Langetieg ’24 said in his speech, “‘We’ is more important than ‘me.’” Admittedly, these boys are competitive in much of what they do, but they also understand that the Cardigan community is better when they all work together.

Cardigan's Investiture Ceremony

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And they will all have that chance. Two days after the eighth graders spoke, the community returned to the chapel for Cardigan’s Investiture Ceremony, and the leaders for the 2023-24 school year were announced: 

School Leader
Terry Langetieg

Assistant School Leader
Davis Jamison

Academics Assistant
Ben Lewis
Owen Yuan

Athletics Assistant
Ben Clary

Banks Floor Leader
Joonki “Michael” Yoon

Brewster I Floor Leader
Yichen “Tony” Li

Brewster II Floor Leader
Chance Jai Zhu

Chapel Leaders
Jichao “Lee” Li
Griffin McClure

Clark-Morgan Floor Leader
YeChan “Leo” Kim

Dewar Floor Leader
Julian Santini

Dining Room Head Steward
Annabi Diallo

Franklin Floor Leader
Mikey Mitchell

French I Floor Leader
Jack Pieretti

French II Floor Leader
Nazar Tatus

Funnell Floor Leader
Junyan “Joey” Huang

Green Key Leader
Davis Jamison
Tymofii Panasenko

Greenwood Floor Leader
Federico Lujan Lalieu

Hayward I Floor Leader
Nathan Caples

Hayward II Floor Leader
Dexiang “Johnny” Xu

Health Center Assistant
Blumes Tracy

Hinman I Floor Leader
Alex Calabro

Hinman II Floor Leader
Yuchen “Jerry” Sun

International Relations Leader
Conley Chen

Kitchen Head
Alexander Kernisant

McCusker I Floor Leader
Chun Cheung

McCusker II Floor Leader
Richard “Talmage” Treadwell

Student Activities Assistant 
Hamilton Day
Noah Humphrey

Today we celebrate these boys and all they have accomplished so far. At the same time, we know they have much to learn. Some of those lessons will occur because of mistakes made or in moments of weakness. Others will take perseverance and persistence. But because the boys have the support of each other and this community, they’ll get back up and be better leaders the next day. Together, as they were on the night after they presented their speeches, they are ready to give back to the School that has already given them so much and grow into the leaders that Cardigan needs them to be.

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