February filled with Black History events
MAASC (Mason African American Students for Change) came together to make this year's Black History Month an important time for all Mason High School students to connect to a shared American history.
Soul-food was served up to MHS staffers on January 31 by MAASC families and community members as a way to kick off the festivities. "We are so grateful to our MAASC students for all their work putting together Mason High School's Black History Celebration," said Mindy McCarty-Stewart, MHS Principal. "This year's traditional African-American cuisine was delicious and very appreciated!
On February 1, MHS hosted a school-wide assembly featuring speaker Khalila Alexander. Alexander is the North America Oral Care Communications Manager at Procter & Gamble, and her life experiences drove home an important message about "Taking the Shot" when opportunities arise.
Her key messages emphasized taking historical snapshots in your own life, developing through and past the negatives, and to step outside of one’s comfort zone. “Move beyond the frame that you’ve created for yourself. Sometimes we set boundaries for ourselves, but there’s more to life than that. Realize there’s more than here and now,” says Alexander. Her message indicated to students that this is their time to strive to be the best they can be.
MHS senior Jeremiah Armstrong said, “staying focused on what I want for my future, [regardless of] what other’s opinions are,” was a message that he’ll carry with him after listening to Alexander’s speech.
Other Important Events this Month:
2013 Taste of Mason - February 6, 2013 5-8pm in the Mason High School Large Commons
Guest speaker, Sonia J. Myles - February 11, 2013 6:30-7:30pm in the MHS Harvard Room
Myles is Director of Global Packaging Purchases at Procter & Gamble, a board member of Women Helping Women, and serves on the Impact Young Lives Foundation's board.
Spoken Word Poetry Night - February 21, 2013 6:30-7:30pm in the MHS Studio Theater
Central State University Chorus - February 26, 2013 6:30-7:30 in the MHS Auditorium
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