Creating Ties that Bind
Council, Officers and Community Support Scholars as they Begin the New School Year
[COLUMBUS, OH] “In order to make a community a home, you must invest in the youth of that community,” said Columbus City Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown.
On Wednesday, August 24, Councilmember Brown will join members of the Columbus Division of Police led by Public Safety Director Ned Pettus to create the first ties that bind boys with men in the 7th Annual “Ties That Bind Tie-Tying Ceremony”. The annual event at the Columbus Boys Preparatory School for Boys, 3450 Medway Ave, from 8:30-9:15am, kicks-off the school year with pride.
"Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys Tie-Tying Ceremony is a great way to induct our new scholars into the Boys Prep family,” said Principal Kyle Gibson. “It's a rite of passage by not being a student, but now a scholar, and with being a scholar you have a responsibility of being accountable, showing respect, demonstrating integrity, being service-minded and striving for excellence."
Eighty incoming scholars will learn the meaning behind this rite of passage from their classmates. Currently, enrolled scholars of the school also have the responsibility of assisting the incoming class with tying their ties.
"Our annual Tie-Tying Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the school year with parents, school community and stakeholders. It demonstrates the much-needed support in order to create a successful learning environment," Gibson continued.
This event has begun every school year since the inaugural class of 2010.