Darlington School: Podcast Episode 23: A Look Into "Honor Above Everything" 
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Podcast Episode 23: A Look Into “Honor Above Everything”

September 8, 2021 | 195 views

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Darlington Podcast!

In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with two students who shared their thoughts on Darlington’s Honor Code with the student body at this year’s Opening Convocation ceremony. Mary Mac Pittman is a senior day student from Rome and is president of the Upper School Honor Council and Ward Jennings is a fifth-grader from Rome. You'll also hear the speeches given by Mary Mac and Ward who each shared their thoughts on the importance of Darlington's Honor Code and living a life of integrity.

The most respected tradition at Darlington School, and the key to our community, is that of honor. The school motto, “Wisdom more than Knowledge; Service beyond Self; Honor above Everything” is the driving spirit behind our student-led Honor Code. To make the ideals expressed in the Honor Code effective and to enforce the code when it is violated Darlington has an Honor Council composed of representatives from grades 9-12 who are mentored by a faculty advisor.


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the Communication, Advancement, and I.T. teams, and is hosted by various members of the faculty and staff. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitweiler ('22) and Katherine Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice for the open and close and editing and production is handled by Jennifer Collins, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org