BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Venus Okwuka of Brookfield, a junior, was named the Central Campus Prefect at Wooster School in Danbury for the next school year.
The surprise announcement was in keeping with a school tradition of summoning students in grade K to 12 by chapel bells to the gymnasium.
Hannah Reed ('06), Dean of Upper School, explained the tradition for the younger students.
"Self-help means cleaning up the school and keeping it clean. Through this process, however, even more is accomplished. A by-product of self-help is its moral lesson. Self-help is a way of showing our caring for others through our actions. Self-help can also be a morale and community builder. Students working together to achieve a task, even a simple one, can bring them together in a way that other school activities cannot. Furthermore, self-help is a link to Wooster’s past," she said.
Though each rising senior is given an important leadership position within the community and Wooster’s Self-help system, the prefects take on the most responsibilities as leaders on campus.
The following are the prefects for 2016-17:
- Senior Prefect – Jacob Engelbrecht from Danbury
- Social Impact Prefect - Marie Klepacz from Danbury
- Student Ambassador Prefect – Tess Cicala from Bethel,
- Environmental Ambassador Prefect – Trixie Betz from North Salem, N.Y.
- James Marshall Chapel Prefect – Bently Jos from Danbury
- Student Activities Prefect – Brianna Clarke-Ellis from Danbury
- East Campus Prefect – Kern Byrnes from Ridgefield
- Central Campus Prefect – Venus Okwuka from Brookfield
- West Campus Prefect – Josie Morales-Thomason from Redding