This Is Who We Are

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Carrie Becher

Make a video, they said.

Talk about your Jesuit identity, they said.

Include footage of your statue, they said.

We decided to take it to the next level,” Jack said.

When the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) Colloquium asked students to answer the question, “Who are you?” with a video short, graduating seniors Jack Windler and Grant Stegman took the opportunity to leave one more legacy to the school they have already so positively impacted.

The JSN Colloquium on Ignatian Education is a triennial gathering of educators committed to Jesuit secondary education. In June 2019, several De Smet Jesuit teachers will travel to Chicago to attend, meeting up with peers from around the country for professional development and inspiration. They will discuss effective teaching methodologies and watch the student-produced videos promoting the theme Building Communities of Justice and Hope.

“We wanted to show who we really are,” said Jack. “That’s why Grant wrote what he wrote.”

Listen to Grant’s words. Watch Jack’s video. You can view the official guidelines here. But my guess is you won’t need to compare it to the provided rubric. You will see the De Smet Jesuit difference. You will feel the Spartan pride. You will agree.

This is who we are.

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