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授权的博亚体育app
授权的博亚体育app
授权的博亚体育app
授权的博亚体育app

妇女历史月

3月ch, the third month of the Gregorian calendar, was named after 3月s, the Roman god of war. It seems appropriate that the United States Congress would choose this month as Women’s 历史 Month since our country’s history includes quite a few moments where women have had to fight for rights and advance “liberty and justice for all!” 

一些例子:

  • The fight for the right to vote when suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked to harness the collective energy of women and men alike to pass the 21st 修正案 

  • Elizabeth Blackwell had to fight to receive a medical degree

  • Frances Perkins worked hard to earn the honors of being the first woman to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Labor and the first woman to be appointed to a presidential cabinet. 

  • Rosa Parks fought by sitting down for civil rights. 

  • Betty Friedan fought by speaking up for women’s rights. 

  • 像Lottie Dod这样的运动员, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Billie Jean King fought by 玩ing hard at the sport they loved.

  • 艾瑞莎•弗兰克林, 贝蒂·戴维斯, Ella Fitzgerald, and Barbra Streisand fought by singing what was in their souls.

And today throughout our world, women leaders are stepping up in times of peace and in times of upheaval and conflict. Just yesterday in the Sunday paper, I read about women’s role in Ukraine army, USA Women’s 足球 Team who fought for and won equal pay,  布朗Ketanje杰克逊, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee who would be the first black woman to serve on the Court, and the rising number of female business leaders such as Susan Wojcicki, 丽莎苏, and 3月illyn Hewson (to name only a few as this list keeps growing) who are among today’s highest performing CEOs.

对我来说, the fighting spirit of women in history harkens to 博亚体育app’s own founders, those five young women who marched up the steps of the Brooks Military Academy in 1876, knocking on the door and asking assertively to be educated, and to be included in that learning community. 3月ching takes initiative. It takes courage, character, and kindness. 3月ching together engenders empathy, 荣誉相互依存, and fortifies a people behind a core set of values. 

The national celebration of Women’s 历史 Month must include 博亚体育app学校, the oldest continuously operating school for girls in 俄亥俄州, and one of the first all-girls schools in the country. Since that very beginning in 1876, we have defined our purpose of educating young women not for school but for life. 即使在那时, we believed in the unbounded capabilities of girls; that character matters most of all, that excellence and innovation are passionately connected.

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland 历史 describes HB as “the oldest surviving private girls’ school in the Cleveland area.” If the month of 3月ch is about empowering women’s voices, well then I go on record to challenge this portrait. 博亚体育app is not merely surviving; we are thriving. Our students at every grade level appreciate this scaffold of women’s history, as our programming and curriculum provide extraordinary opportunities for academic achievement, 艺术表现, 和公民参与. 例如, this week we will celebrate the 24th annual Poster Session of our signature 科学研究 & 工程项目 which has paired more than 600 上学校 students with researchers at world-class institutions including Case Western Reserve University, 克利夫兰诊所, 大学医院, the Cleveland Museum of Natural 历史, and NASA Glenn Research Center over the course of the past two decades.

We believe women’s leadership and talents matter, and they are worth fighting for. This mattered in the past, this matters today, and this will matter tomorrow. HB continues to inspire our students to achieve their utmost potential, and to rise boldly to the challenges of our times.

Let us celebrate this spirit over the course of the next 31 days and beyond!

深情地,

弗兰Bisselle
学校的负责人

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