Annual Etiquette Class
“Good manners reflect something from inside – an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self.” Emily Post
Each fall our high school scholars participate in an etiquette class to learn practical skills that can be used at work, at school, in everyday life and into their future careers. Although etiquette may seem like an outdated term, a strong foundation in etiquette can increase self-confidence and help us feel more at ease in social and professional situations. Having good manners can make job seekers stand out in an interview; it can help college students make valuable connections on campus; and can open doors when a strong resume and a solid education isn’t enough.
For the first time in our program’s history, the class was taught by two of our NM Simon Scholars Alumni. Held at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, alums Jordan Gutierrez and Janeth Santos taught our scholars everything from how to properly introduce themselves, to dressing for various occasions, understanding table settings, writing thank you cards and more. It was a great day of learning and sharing among our scholar community!