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Students ready for next chapter

As Fuqua School begins the process of preparing the fourth- and fifth-grade students for the next chapter of their education — middle school — the school wants to instill in them the personal honor that is held in high esteem at Fuqua School.

According to a press release, during the first weeks of school, all fourth- and fifth-grade students attend an honor assembly. The upper school’s Student Council Association (SCA) presented the assembly.

“Led by Fuqua Upper School SCA President, Max Gebauer, the upper school students spoke to the fourth- and fifth-grade classes about the importance of honesty, integrity, responsibility, accountability, respect and effort,” officials said in the release. “They provided the younger students with examples of each, and led them into a discussion of what to do when they have a classmate who may not be acting in an honorable way.”

The classes of 2025 and 2026 signed the honor pledge following the assembly. According to the release, this honor pledge represents their commitment to this pledge for themselves, their classmates and as a Fuqua School student. The signed pledges hang in the commons of the lower school for the school year.

The signing of the honor code continued in the middle and upper school. The honor pledge is: “I will not lie, cheat, steal or plagiarize nor tolerate those who do.”