Thursday, October 8, 2015

History Makers Presentation at Milton High School

Pathfinder, author and internet television host Monica Cost addressed students at Milton High on October 7 and presented them with a positive message about self image and finding strength in their own “core” values. Students in the American Experience classes as well as Milton High’s Young Men’s Group and Young Women’s Group were the audience for Ms. Cost and listened to ways in which students can change their own personal image through positive actions. Student Olivia Kelly said about Ms. Cost’s message, “I liked when she told us to remember what’s important to each of us. We shouldn’t try to fix ourselves to please others.” American Experience teacher Kathleen Kelley said, “Ms. Cost’s message about commitment to constant improvement and pursuit of knowledge was powerful one for my students.”

The presentation was coordinated by History Makers, a national organization that works to bring mentors from the community into our schools, and their biggest event is the “Back to School” campaign, where the organization pairs schools and local mentors. This is the first year Milton High School has been a part of the Back to School initiative, but hopes to make it an annual event. The presentation culminated with students pledging to a “commitment of excellence,” a pledge that students all over the United States made over the past few weeks as participants in the “Back to School” initiative. Humanities Department Head Barbara Wright said, “It’s important for our students to see successful role models in their own community, and it was powerful knowing our students joined students around the country in pledging to commit to excellence. These students will be the successful role models of the future.”