American Scholar’s 4th annual Leadership Day took place under warm, sunny skies at our picturesque Chapel Hill campus on September 9th as students from Poland, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and China competed in small teams in events encouraging cooperation, speed, communication, and good humor. From cup stacking to live foosball and even a human knot, new and returning students shouted encouragement and cheered their way through seven different contests together.
The day gave the students a chance to come together in friendship while striving against other teams to win first place. Students and staff had a great time and paused midway through the revelry to enjoy a delectable lunch typical of American picnics: fried chicken, potato salad, vegetables, and fruit, finishing with cake and ice cream for dessert. Students also helped pick up after the event without hesitation and in some cases without being asked, showing respect for their hosts, yet another quality of a good leader.
We hope you enjoy the pictures below as much as we enjoyed the event.