Written by: Li Xin Rong (19-I4), Lee En Tong (19-U2)
Designed by: Lee En Tong (19-U2)
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“I think I’ll choose olive green as there’s a lot of ambiguity about it. People will see it and wonder if it is brown, green or yellow so I think it will be fun. It’s quite similar to how a person has multiple facets, so I think it’s quite an interesting colour.”
As we eagerly (or dreadfully) tread steadily towards J2 (oh how time flies), we’ve checked in with Elizabeth Low (19-E5), President of Drama, this week to discover her thoughts and reflections about her leadership journey thus far.
If you could choose the name of a crayon colour, what would you name it?
Wow, there are so many options. I think I’ll choose olive green as there’s a lot of ambiguity about it. People will see it and wonder if it is brown, green or yellow so I think it will be fun. It’s quite similar to how a person has multiple facets, so I think it’s quite an interesting colour. Also, I like the colour green and I’m from Eder so olive green is quite a patriotic choice.
(Writer’s note: in case you’re wondering what olive green looks like)
As we will be receiving a new batch of JC1s next year, what would you say you are looking for in potential leaders?
Ah, interesting. I think what I would look for in a potential leader is how they carry themselves in terms of whether they are the same or different in front of their teachers or other students. For example, are they nice in front of their teachers but mean behind their backs? I think it’s very telling of a person’s character from how they interact with others.
Personally, I also feel that integrity and empathy are very important qualities in a leader, so that’s what I will usually look for. For example, the value that we emphasise the most on in my CCA is inclusivity. Since drama requires different skills, we need everyone to work together. If I were looking for the next leader of Drama, I will look for someone who is very caring and helps every member to achieve their fullest potential, whether it is script writing, set design or lighting design.
In what ways do you find meaning in the position that you serve?
Hmm… I feel very happy when I see the joy of my fellow members after each performance and after they manage to memorise a monologue. Even though some of them may feel that they could have done better, it was also a very meaningful experience from which they learnt a lot.
I also find it very meaningful when we simply sit down to discuss ideas and how everyone is very encouraging of one another. I feel very happy that my exco and I have been able to cultivate such an environment where members are comfortable and everyone is respectful of the opinions of others.