Otto brown: Student or administrator? by emerson wright
Otto Brown is a senior U-High student. He has served on student council for two years, he is a member of the disciplinary review board and the assembly committee. He is a part of the handbook committee and was a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Committee. He is an active member of the student body which has brought him a reputation.
Through his experience he has built connections with the faculty and administration of the school. he says they have personal relationships but "they are here to do a job and so am I." He is not afraid to bring up hard topics with teachers or admins because he talks to them so much. he says "its easier to talk about something hard when its your 140th time talking to them instead of your first."
But how close he is to the faculty and administration can alienate him from his fellow student. He hears it in the hallway or directly to his face. They call him a High school admin or student administrator. He laughs it off as a joke but it does bother him.
Otto says "first and foremost I am a student. I am here to learn just like everyone else. I pay tuition and I go to class." He believes in student voice and is not afraid to share his opinion. He fights for all students to give feedback on the school.
He loves this school. Otto wants to give back to the community that has given him so much. In the final two quarters of his student career he wants to continue the work he has been doing to make Lab better for anyone. He doesn't do it for a resume or to stack is app. He truly cares about the community around him. He is just a student who cares.