Local News Update
Julia Hess, 12/31/60, The Community
The Chief Elder further explains to us the role of Receiver during our interveiw
Does Jonas' unusual eye shade have something to do with his selection?
The audience waits impatiently for an explanation to why a Twelve has not been given his assignment
Ceremony of Twelve
On December 31, 2060, The Community celebrated an important event. Held at the Auditorium, the annual Ceremony of Twelve took place after the crucial, but less exciting Ceremonies, including The Naming. After much anticipation, the anxious Twelves were called to stage, (in numerical order), and then given their Assignments. Assignments, as all Community members know, is the duty you are to perform for the rest of your time in the Community before becoming an Old. The Committee of Elders have spent many years observing these Twelves, and have been meticulous in their selection of Assignments. As the Chief Elder stated when explaining the unusual Assignment of one Twelve, (more on that later), “We have observed him meticulously…”. This proves just how hard this accomplished team works year round. Until Assignments were given, things had been going as they always do; organized, orderly, and calmly. Until number nineteen, Jonas, did not receive his Assignment, but was rather skipped.
A Special Assignment
The Chief Elder disclosed the reasoning behind the selection to the audience. She stated, “He has shown all of the qualities that a Receiver must have”. These qualities include intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and a final trait beyond comprehension. “...the current Receiver of Memory has told us that Jonas already has this quality. He calls it the Capacity to See Beyond”, she said. This is a trait that no one with the exception of Jonas and the current Receiver can comprehend. When questioned later, audience members who wish to remain anonymous predicted that this may have something to do with the boy’s unusual light colored eyes. A member of the Committee of Elders shares this trait, estimated to be the Receiver. More information about the job to come. After the Ceremony, Jonas was seen riding his bicycle home with a fellow male Twelve, seemingly calmly. We may never know what is in store for young Jonas.