A Letter from the Class President

Posted: 7/2/2020

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe.  After reading the comments on our class page and much contemplation, I can agree with several of the points. During these challenging times, our class deserves a leader that can devote the time and attention needed to be the voice of our class. When I initially ran for this office, it was driven out of a strong passionate desire for change and making a difference. Since 2018, my family has been met with some personal challenges, specifically, the health of my wife. And while I’ve focused my energy on my family, and I have not fulfilled the leadership role our class deserves. 

Our country, society, and our class are facing a period of deep introspection and our class deserves a leader who can commit the required attention needed to successfully lead us forward.  It is unacceptable that in this day and age, and despite all our advancements, people still face discrimination of any kind. I honor those in our class that are stepping forward and being the voice for change. Change is not easy.  It demands a deep commitment to our values and intense focus on achieving our full potential.  I continue to embrace the values of equality, acceptance, and compassion. And, while my heart and head support the cause of change, our class deserves a president who is completely focused on turning these values into action.

Effective today, I resign my position as our class president. My deep love for our class, this institution and our nation is what leads me to step aside in favor of those in our class who can lead us forward, shape our dialog, educate us all and bring this class together by turning our collective beliefs into action for the benefit of all.  I will be happy to provide any assistance during the transition period. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and this beautiful life lesson I will learn and grow from.  I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing our class in the future.

Best Wishes,

John Reeves