MCS celebrates Black History

MCS celebrates Black History by "Honoring the Journey"
Posted on 02/22/2019

MCS Celebrates Black History by "Honoring the Journey"On February 11, the Mason City Schools community celebrated Black History month by “Honoring the Journey”.

Mason City Schools Diversity Council hosted a CommUNITY Art Exhibit where students and community members learned about prominent African-American artists and viewed locally created works of art based on a famous Martin Luther King quote.

MCS students Nihal Ahmed, Aron Olegnowicz, Trisha Mukherjee, Ki Doyle, Devansh Maladkar, Mike Devassy, Anushka Mukherjee, Eden Orr, Anaya Dhawan, Arushi Gupta, Twisha Anshu, Ashlyn Bhatt, Katie Moseley, Dennise Kuznetsov, Porter Lorenz, Dharma Patel, and Maya Rayo, Mason graduate Hassan Qureshi, MCS staff members Fairy Shokoohee, and Jonathan Cooper, and CHCA Senior Charlote Lee were selected to have their art and poetry showcased. A panel discussion was then led with prominent local leaders Crystal Kendrick, President of The Voice of Your Customer, Andi Johnson, Community Relations Director for the LifeCenter, Rob Robinson, CEO of ConnXus, and Ellen Price, Miami University Printmaking Professor, to highlight their journeys and initiate CommUNITY Conversations.

A special thanks to Mason City Schools Diversity Council for sponsoring this event.

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