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UCPS Diversity Day
Ten outstanding Parkwood High School students attended the recent UCPS Diversity Day event held on Thursday, April 23rd at Monroe High School in Monroe, NC. The students were selected in regard to their interest and enthusiasm in celebrating school wide diversity initiatives. They planned and worked collaboratively on a two-sided poster which represented diversity at Parkwood High School. Parkwood, while being a rural average density school is actually quite diverse with students from many different nations, races, ethnicities, religions, and points of view represented.
The students truly enjoyed the Diversity Day break out sessions, panel discussions, games, speakers, as well as the food, fun, and fellowship. The globally recognized need for understanding and tolerance was certainly an emphasis during the event. The need for enhanced opportunities and enhancement of diverse programs was also purported during the event. The students were treated to a Chick-fil-a lunch and took the opportunity to meet with students and presenters of diverse backgrounds from the varied UCPS schools in attendance. School Counselor Jim Williams accompanied the students on the field trip and stated that the students learned a great deal about diversity during the event. Students applauded the entire Diversity Day program and returned to their classes exuberant about the cause of diversity and global understanding.
Written by: Jim Williams, PWHS Guidance Counselor
Posted: Jun 01, 2015 by Lisa Moniz