Prefects Help Make George School Feel Like Home

After guided by the wisdom of my freshman year prefects and seeing the example they set as strong leaders and role models, I knew that being a prefect was something I wanted to do. And thankfully, I fulfilled my dream of becoming one!

Prefects are student mentors, usually seniors, who have exemplified the Quaker SPICES: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship throughout their George School career. Specifically for boarding students, two prefects live in each hall in dorms and they fulfill duties such as checking-in with students during study hall, providing advice and wisdom based on their experiences at GS, and crafting community-building activities. Although I am a prefect in a girls’ dormitory, I fulfill my role virtually this year due to COVID-19 by mentoring boarding students who also learn remotely. My goal is to create virtual opportunities for international and domestic students to feel connected to the George School community despite being miles away. I create weekly “Distant Learner Gatherings,” craft activities, and facilitate meetings for the girls to enjoy each other’s company.

If you, as I did, want to make a lasting impact on your community, becoming a George School prefect is a wonderful opportunity to do so.

Zau is currently a boarding student at George School and is an International Baccalaureate Candidate. Because of her immense passion for the community, Zau has participated in leadership positions such as Prefect, Peer Group Leader, Admissions Ambassador, and even co-founded a dance club. Outside of school, Zau is a technically trained dancer, seamstress, and loves spending time with family and friends. After graduating from George School, Zau plans to attend Emory University to study medicine.

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