Huitong House Captains Announced
Since the school's founding, Huitong has made the academy one of its hallmarks. Students work together across grade boundaries in their respective academies and compete with other academies in a friendly manner. One unique student leadership development mechanism at Huitong is the House Captain. From running for office to taking up the position, students are given a series of opportunities to showcase themselves, promote collaboration, and exercise leadership. On October 26th, the school held the Appointment Ceremony for House Captains in the B120 Performance Hall to honor the House Captains of the four Houses.
The House Captain applications are open to G6 students this school year. Our four Heads of House from Tai Shan, Pearl, Ginkgo, and Panda - met with all G6 students at the House Captain Recruitment Assembly in the middle of this month to explain the house system and house spirit, and to encourage students to apply for the interview as well.
Compared to previous years, a larger number of students applied to run for the interview this year, which also meant more competition. Students were required to submit their applications and take an interview with the teachers. For some students, this was the first formal interview in their lives and had special significance. Before announcing the result, Mr. Lu Shengyuan, Huitong Acting House System Coordinator and the Head of Taishan House encouraged the good performance of the candidates and shared some summary of the feedback from the interview session, hoping that everyone would gain more interview experience from the experience. In his opinion, being a house captain is not only proof of one's ability, but more importantly, this is a key role in serving the whole Huitong community.
After that, Mr. Lu grandly announced the results of the house captains. Our Chancellor Mr. Jim Hawkins, Chinese Principal Mr. Zou Yanhan, Deputy Principle Ms. Guo Xin, and Heads of House were invited to award all the house captains of this year and to present certificates to all the students who participated in the interview. We saw that when the result of each college campaign was announced, the students showed great excitement. Their cheers and applause echoed in the performance hall. Some students were so excited that they jumped up from their seats, while others acted more excited than their friends after seeing their friends elected. All of them did not spare their praise and wished each other from the bottom of their hearts. This is the moment we could once again witness the extremely warm and touching side of the Huitong family again.
四大学院学院队长 House Captains
珠江学院 Pearl House
银杏学院 Ginkgo House
熊猫学院 Panda House
泰山学院 Taishan House
At the end of the appointment ceremony, Mr. Jim Hawkins delivered a short speech to all the students. He again congratulated all the elected House Captains and those who ran for the interview and said he looked forward to seeing all the House Captains develop their leadership qualities during their term. He then shared the importance of building great relationships and being courageous - getting to know the members of the House, interacting with students from different grades, reaching out in times of trouble, and making the House communicative whole; and at the same time, maintaining the courage within to decide what needs to be done.
In the future, the House Captains will actively radiate their strength, ideas, and talents into school-wide activities, learning through leading. It is expected that through these experiences, the House Captains will cultivate a stronger sense of responsibility, experience the sense of accomplishment that comes from giving, and inspire more students to devote themselves to serving the Huitong community.