February 6, 2017
Cecilia Marquez, Academic Dean at Oakcrest: "I think what we have seen in our society for the last few decades is the lack of engagement with people who have different ideas, political ideas, philosophical ideas, how to listen to the others with respect with intellectual engagement, and how to present your own ideas with persuasiveness, with facts, and some feelings along the way because you want to come across as a charismatic person who is happy about your beliefs and why you believe that the long-term happiness is based on certain key virtues."
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Award consist of $5,000 tuition remission for two recipients who are student leaders.
Oakcrest School, an all-girl liberal arts school in McLean, held its Veritas Award Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the school.