Grayson Makris, of Kent, has been chosen as head prefect for the Class of 2015 for the 2014-15 academic year at South Kent School..

Makris will share the role with peer Abel "Mickey" Watson.

Head of School Andrew Vadnais received the results from an electronic vote and, with consideration of the student and faculty ballot, made the final decision, which was announced to the school May 16 during a prefect tapping ceremony.

"This is a wonderful thing that is happening," Vadnais said. "This is the peaceful passing of the torch from this year's prefects to next year's prefects."

Grayson told the story of his decision to come to South Kent. He was set to attend Kent School, when his friend, Billy Hoadley, convinced him to attend the South Kent open house.

"When I got here, I was pretty blown away by walking across campus with Billy," Grayson said. "Literally everyone we saw said `hello.' I could just tell this was a place with respect from everybody and that this was a place I wanted to be.

"Not a day goes by that I regret that decision at all," he said.

The selection process began May 7, with candidates declaring their intentions.

An all-school prefect town hall was conducted and broadcast May 12, when each candidate presented himself and demonstrated his qualifications for receiving the position of prefect.