Veritas Supra Omnia

December 12, 2016 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

Speech delivered at the Dec. 6, 2016 Honor Roll Assembly by Karen Suchenski.

Good morning of Dec. 6, 2016, Stoneleigh community. Thank you, StuCo, so much for inviting me to speak today. Please know how honored and humbled I am to be in your company. Each of you brings honor to this community each day in countless ways that awe and inspire me.

In thinking about a meaningful focus for my address to you, it occurred to me we often linger at our collective reflective moments on our mission statement — you know, the one that focuses on helping girls be their “best selves” and “find their voices.” And yet, as often, we overlook the vital Latin motto of our school (it sits under our mascot owl.) “Veritas supra omnia.” Do you know what that  means? Yes.  “Truth above all.”

It is about truth—and the need to not ever stop seeking truth, however hard to grasp even what that is—that I speak to you today.  

Filed Under: Honor Roll, Feminism, Education, Honor