Happy Women’s History Month


Courtesy of Mrs. Tiffany Hummel

Junior Ashley Constanza-Espiritusanto, Sophomore Jorel Powell and Junior Brianna Rogers (L-R) pose in front of the bulletin board with historical women figures. Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating the women in our life and shining a light on historical accomplishments. Freshman Veada Reavill said, “I think women should appreciate one another no matter what shape, size, color or font you are. I support every woman and I think that all women should be my favorite women.”

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish,” said Michelle Obama. March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to women’s achievements and accomplishments that have often been overlooked throughout history.

This tradition dates back to March of 1978 with “Women History Week” celebrations in Santa Rosa, California.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared March 8, Nationals Women’s History Week. Former President Carter stated, “…Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America were as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”Eventually the weeklong event would become a month in 1987 as Congress passed a resolution that would commemorate March as National Women’s History Month.

As they did during Black History Month, the Diversity Club has been doing a series of announcements spreading awareness about Women History Month and historical women who have contributed to the fight for gender equality.

Not only the members of the Diversity club, but some teachers have gotten involved in celebrating the month. Mr. Dubbs does Women’s History Month trivia games where students have to guess what each female historical figure accomplished.

“Women’s History is important because I have two daughters,” Mr.Daniel Dubbs said, “I have women doctors and lawyers. I support 100% of these women in my life completely. I think that young women should go for it,” said Dubbs.

Junior, Ava Omahaboy conveys the importance of raising awareness.

“Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements that women have made and is important to spread awareness of the things that we have gone through as women and what we have gained such as the right to vote and the ability to work outside of homes,” said Junior Ava Omahaboy.

Junior, Dugan Szeliga shares a little more about their favorite female musicians.

They said, “Between Billie Holiday and Little Simz, these are my two favorite women. Both Billie Holiday and Little Simz are revolutionary while integrating racial issues of her songs after already getting famous and creating an impact. I think women are treated unfairly, even when they’re respected. For some people, being an “ally” comes from a place of trying to boost ego out of pretending to be an ally or trying to suck up to women so you look better. In general respect anyone who deserves respect and no matter what any features they might have.”