Elmhurst is a place of values and conviction. We were founded by 19th-century reformers who believed in human potential, loved learning and had standards. More than 140 years later, we still do. We still attract students and teachers who want to think for themselves and act on principles; who challenge and respect one another; who engage, serve and celebrate our diverse, dynamic, interdependent world. A few years ago, to be clear about things, we wrote down our core values. This year, we asked some of our students what those values mean to them.