Haskell Students; Calvin Smith, Jose Santos-McCauley, and Elias Hermany-horses opened the Fall 2018 Convocation with a flag song.
The event was held in the Haskell Auditorium Tuesday August 28th. Speakers such as Acting VP of Academics, Dr. Dan Wildcat, spoke about the Haskell Leadership and left everyone with four words to remember, “We Are Still Here.” Student Senate President, Lindsey Robinson, reminded students of Haskell’s boarding school past and the responsibilities placed upon students to strive for their goals, not only for themselves, but for those who never were given the opportunity to do so.
“Coming to Haskell wasn’t always a choice.” she said. The event proceeded on to Dr. Wildcat swearing in the four 2018/2019 Student Senate members. Students were then introduced to student athletes and coaches representing the golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, and cross-country teams as well as the newly appointed Athletic Director, Nana Allison-Brewer.
To conclude the ceremony, Haskell Brave, Troy Watterson, led the auditorium in the closing prayer, followed by a communal rendition of the school song “Onward Haskell.”