Black History Moment: Bessie V. Blount Griffin (1914-2009)
Bessie Virginia Blount Griffin was a writer, nurse, physical therapist, inventor, and forensic scientist. During her career as a physical therapist, after World War II, many soldiers returned as amputees after being wounded in combat. As she worked each day, Blount observed that one of the biggest challenges for amputees was eating without assistance from other people. Blount invented an electric self-feeding apparatus for amputees. The device had a tube to transport individual bites of food to the patient’s mouth. The patients would bite down on the tube and then the next portion of food would dispense to the mouthpiece from the attached machine.
ACADEMICS: Ridge View Magnet’s Named a Magnet School of Excellence
The Institute for Health Science (Allied Health and BioHealth Sciences) and the Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law have been named National Magnet Schools of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 39th National Conference hosted by Clark County School District in Clark County, Nevada, April 18-22, 2022. To read the press release, click on the image.
ATHLETICS: Blazers Advance to 5A Upper State Championship!
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