Nathan McIvor is a junior at Lincoln Academy.

Nathan McIvor is a junior at Lincoln Academy.

Student blog by Nathan McIvor’ 17

As I walk through the LA Dining Commons, the multinational display of flags hanging over it intrigues me. It is rare to see a union of different symbols, of histories and ideas seen together as one in a public place. Looking at them reminds me that here at Lincoln a new transformation is taking place. Rarely in an American school are students privileged to interact with people from all over the world and share perspectives, much less in Maine. Intermingling seems to set a new world standard. As nations become more economically dependent on one another, the future depends on our ability to communicate, with a variety of different perspectives. What transpires in classrooms and in the halls is new kind of intermingling that prepare a new generation. One that does not see the world in marked political boundaries, but rather a field of ideas and opportunity. Never too late to look up.