COMMUNITY: HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
Woman of the Day: Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (1910-1997)
Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012. The congregation manages homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. It also runs soup kitchens, dispensaries, mobile clinics, children’s and family counselling programs, as well as orphanages and schools. Teresa received a number of honors, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Even though she was seen as a controversial figure during her life and after her death, Teresa was admired by many then and now for her charitable work.
ANNOUNCEMENT: NO LATE START TOMORROW!!!
ACADEMICS: Congratulations to our DECA students!
This past weekend the RVHS Chapter of DECA participated in our annual State Career Development Conference in North Charleston, SC where they competed against every high school chapter in the state (1,000+ students.) We are enthused to announce that each of our students placed in the TOP 10 of their individual events. Among this extraordinary chapter, one group placed FIRST in Project Management Business Solutions. This qualifies our chapter to progress to DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA in April. Way to go BLAZERS!!!
ACADEMICS: 2022 Student Writing Contest
South Carolina high school juniors and seniors are invited to honor outstanding South Carolina African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy & SC Department of Education Strong Men & Women in SC History student writing contest. One winner for each region – Midlands, Upstate, Lowcountry, Pee Dee, amd CSRA. The essay cannot exceed 500 words and submissions are due TODAY, March 1, 2022. The student winners will receive an Apple MacBook Air. The student’s school will receive a $1,000 award. For more information, click on the image.