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Pursuing Honor

When Charlie Myers, a 1967 Washington and Lee graduate, wanted to introduce an honor code to the high school where he was teaching, he knew where to go. According to a feature article that appeared recently in the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Myers is retiring this year from his current position as teacher of history, government, and politics at Lexington Catholic High School. You need to read the story itself, which you can find here, but the gist is that Charlie decided several years ago to push for an honor council at the high school that would deal with issues of academic integrity. That council is now in its fifth year. When he started it, as the article explains, Charlie brought some W&L students in to talk with the Lexington Catholic students about how it would work. As a co-worker is quoted a saying, Charlie’s push for the honor council “cut (cheating) at the root rather than just trimming off a few branches.” Interesting, too, that this is the second time Myers has retired. He had previously worked in the administration, including as director of admissions, at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.

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