Congratulations to rising senior McRae Dickinson, the 2021-22 Honor Council president. In his campaign speech, Dickinson began by emphasizing the importance of the council and the meaning of the school motto, Veritas Honorque.
“The Honor Council has been the lifeblood of MUS since it opened in 1893. It all comes down to the embodiment of the words truth and honor … a system of trust. MUS is different from other schools because of that unique bond; we trust each other.”
He continued by explaining the role of the Honor Council: “The objective of the council is not merely to address violations of the Honor Code, but to help us learn from our mistakes – while ensuring an even playing field for the school,” he said. “The Honor System … is much more important than homework, quizzes, and tests. Its purpose is to build character by creating trustworthy students, and that is far more valuable than success in the classroom.”
The Honor Council, composed of two boys elected from each class in the fall and a president elected by the student body, is charged with the responsibility of seeing that the school’s Honor Code is upheld and that any violation is dealt with fairly and justly.