From the College Captain

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

The words of Ayn Rand remind us that too often in history, women have needed to seek permission to be themselves. This year at Bennies, in the year of women, we aren’t waiting to receive this permission. Instead, we are standing up for ourselves, for each other, and for justice, to transform our own futures and the world around us without pausing to wonder who might stop us.

This is the focus of our motto for the year, “defy the impossibilities by empowering her abilities”. Each Bennies girl has enormous strength, courage and resilience, that when combined with her own individual talents and abilities can transform the impossible into the possible. Our leadership goal is to inspire and support every Bennies girl, so she feels empowered to strive for her individual dreams, to strive to support the women around her, and to strive to make a difference in the lives of women around the world, who cannot stand up for themselves.

This is our leadership vision; because of the Bennies girls. Each one of them is amazing, and I love coming to Bennies to see their smiling faces each day, to feel their school spirit, and to see them shine in their own ways.

A Bennies girl cares for and welcomes others, she tries new opportunities, she steps out of her comfort zone and always gives her best effort. She’s passionate, determined, enthusiastic and independent; a friend to all whom she meets, and a sister to others in our Bennies family. Because of these reasons and many more, the world needs more Bennies girls.

I am incredibly proud to be a Bennies girl, and the Bennies girls make me proud to be their College Captain every single day.

Alicia John
College Captain