Olympic volleyball great Flo Hyman was a leader among athletes who worked for equality for women’s sports. When she died suddenly while playing in Japan on January 24, 1986, the world lost a tremendous athlete who was committed to excellence on and off the court. At the same time, many women’s sports leaders were discussing the idea of establishing a national day to celebrate the accomplishments of women athletes. Hyman’s spirit and the achievements of sportswomen are commemorated each year on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
The Women’s Sports Foundation organized the first official National Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration in Washington D.C., to remember and honor Flo Hyman in 1987. Each year, a ceremony is held on Capitol Hill marking this special day. NGWSD is a nationwide event with celebrations in all 50 states. Community based events honor the achievements of girls and women in sport and recognize the evolution of Title IX. Today, we celebrate our very own by announcing the 2020 Team of the Year is Girls Cross Country and our 2020 Female Athlete of the Year is Ciara Miles. Congratulations!
Interested in photography, art, and design? Passionate about working as a team on an awesome project? Do you like food and celebrations? Have fun…. Get creative…. Join yearbook! See Mrs. Cleveland in room 1118 to pick up an application for next year’s staff.
February is Career Technical Education Month! Career and technical education (CTAE) are classes that teach specific career skills to students. Career Tech is split into 16 career clusters that apply to different high-demand careers. Here is a fact each day for why you should consider pursuing a career tech pathway:
A CTAE Program of Study is a sequence of courses that links secondary and postsecondary education, integrates challenging academic and technical instruction and leads to an industry-recognized credential of value.