What you do and know are not as important as who you are

Man grows with his higher aims.

Wisdom. Develop your character as you increase your knowledge.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverence. Make what is important to God important to you.

The highest aim of education is to cultivate the head, heart, and hand in the knowledge of and in the voluntary obedience to the laws of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.
Karl G. Maeser

Love. Devote yourself to people and other living beings before things or ideas.

Mormon and Paul have this one nicely covered.
  • "...if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail" — Moroni 7: 46
  • "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; — 1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 6

We challenge you to read 1 Corinthians 13 and Moroni 7 often!


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Honors Objective: Live and work in the world with wisdom, reverence, and love. (see Learning Outcomes)