August 9, 2014
On August 9, members of the sophomore class at Frassati Catholic High School gathered on campus for the school’s inaugural Leadership Day. Students participated in vibrant discussions on the qualities of a true leader, and were challenged to model these qualities in the activities throughout the day, the highlight of which was a team scavenger hunt across the campus.
“The one thing I kept repeating throughout the day was that leaders listen,” said Luke Slonkosky, Assistant Principal of Student Life. “Before they speak, before they act, before they make a choice that impacts the group, they have to receive the input from everyone involved…their authority and influence exists only if they listen. If they don’t, they are no longer a leader, but someone with a title.”
A majority of the sophomore class was in attendance. The sophomores experienced the benefits of brainstorming and the value of gathering each person’s input, essential when laying the foundation at a new school. The Leadership Day also stressed the importance of selflessness and leadership by example.
True servant leadership is a theme, Slonkosky stressed, that will continue throughout the school year: “Not only do leaders listen, but a leader chooses to work for the good of the other - someone outside themselves. So for future events, we’ll definitely address it while we’re preparing for and when we’re reflecting on the event.”
Founded in 2013, Frassati Catholic High School is the only Catholic high school serving the families and parishes in the north Houston area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Frassati Catholic High School prepares students to walk on the path of true happiness through a robust college-preparatory curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith.