There's always debate about what really makes a good "leader" and some may disagree with my current assessment. I think there's been such a push recently to devalue direct instruction, loud proclamations, and even the act of "being excited" that people are afraid to be the one in the spotlight making the decisions. It's great to have thinkers who sit on the side and advise the leader, and it's essential to have reliable people to get the job done when it needs complete, but without someone to inspire the class, rally the troops, fill the student section, educate the underclassmen, and leave a legacy...thing will ultimately just be left up to chance. Despite our successes this year so far, we run the risk of having just an ordinary year there's not a driving force to carry out the half dozen new projects we want to see happen.
It's true, leadership isn't for everyone. I'm sure I prefer to sit on the sidelines, come up with ideas, and allow other people to take the credit as well. Still, at some point, somebody needs to make a decision, inform everyone else, and inspire them to follow. Will the Senior Class rally with some real leadership...they simply be content to let chance, choice, and adults make the decisions for them? Only one-sixth of the year is complete...this story could go anywhere yet.