In a past column I introduced you to Giovanna "Gigi" Guarnieri, a Reservoir High School student. Recently, she had a (very large) hand in organizing a school-wide celebration for the International Day of the Girl.
This event took place in the school atrium during lunch times, which allowed all of the students to attend and participate. Gigi said that the goal of the day was "educate and get people involved in advocating and educating on women's rights and gender equality."
Her passion for this cause resulted in her appointment to the county Human Rights Commission.
In our email exchange, I asked her what she thought are some of the biggest challenges girls in our community are facing today. She replied, "I would have to say there is still a huge stereotype, and preconceived notion of gender roles that every girl has to face in our society. Although the girls in our community are very lucky and privileged compared to others around the world, this stereotype is prevalent and is something girls in our community must face from their peers and from adults."
The Lime Kiln Middle School students of the week for the week ending Oct. 24 are: Ellis Tompkins, Natalie Shope, Love Patel, Eileen Wang, Darryl Suber, Joseph Harris, Katie Granger, Gerardo PerezLopez and Ashley Goodnight. Congratulations to each of you. Keep up the good work!
The annual St. Francis Christmas Bazaar is Friday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be local craftors, baked goods, silent auction, wine raffle, book sale plus eats. Stop by and get a jump on holiday shopping.
The Reservoir High School Marching Band and Color Guard took third place in the Maryland State Championships at Towson University. Congratulations to the band and color guard for an outstanding performance. Kudos also to Directors Group Head Director David Bacon and Assistant Directors Karen Bui, Alli Alexander, Mike Kelly and Saul Green.