Building Role Models of Acceptance

Growing up in 2017, girls face new and unique pressures—beyond their drive to succeed academically, they possess a global awareness unlike any previous generation. As a result, their need for a supportive environment and an open forum to discuss issues is paramount.

At Havergal, perhaps no girl understands this as keenly as Evelyn Silverson-Tokatlidis. The Grade 12 student is the school’s first Health and Wellness Prefect, a role created in consultation with the student body and staff based on Havergal’s Strategic Plan. As a liaison between student groups and the school administration, Evelyn works to ensure support is accessible for any student who may need it. She is a highly approachable peer and is eager to lift up her fellow girls in any way she can.

“Evelyn’s passion is authentic,” says Gillian Martin, Assistant Head of the Senior School. “Since she came to Havergal in Grade 7, she has been a role model of acceptance.”