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Guest Speakers at WHS

2 women speaking to students
  • WHS College & Career Academy
Tori Peterson

The College & Career Academy at WHS brings in guest speakers to share their experiences with students. On Wednesday, students had to opportunity to hear from 2 guest speakers with inspirational stories with a "passion to succeed."  The title of the presentation is "The Strength of Success."  

Guest Speakers at Washington High School

The College & Career Academy at WHS brings in guest speakers to share their experiences with students. On Wednesday, students had to opportunity to hear from 2 guest speakers with inspirational stories with a "passion to succeed."  The title of the presentation is "The Strength of Success."  

woman speaking to students in auditorium

Gelina Masco

 

Gelina Mascoe, founder of Lumiere D’education, spoke to students about her journey as she immigrated from Haiti to the United States. Her parents initially relocated to America while she and her sibling remain in Haiti. It took several years but she was finally able to also relocate to America. Now a realtor and business owner in Evansville, she knew she wanted to give back to her home country. “Education is a privilege in Haiti, not a right,” she told students. “Most parents cannot afford to send their children to school.” She and her brother Caberbe Joseph founded Lumiere D’education to fully fund a school in Haiti, providing teachers, uniforms, lunches, and more for students with no charge to families. For more information about Lumiere D’education, visit https://lumierededucation.org

 

woman speaking to students in auditorium

Maria Quiroz Southwood


Maria Quiroz Southwood, from the Indiana Latino Institute, recently held a Latino Expo in Evansville in which Washington HS had 83 students in attendance, the most of any other school. Over 50 colleges were at the Latino Expo college fair, and students were given information on how to apply to college, scholarships, and making the transition from high school to college. On Wednesday, she shared with students from each grade level what students should be doing to prepare for college, such as focusing on good grades, visiting colleges, exploring careers and majors, completing the FAFSA, and applying for scholarships. The Indiana Latino Institute provides resources, college coaching, and college preparation workshops and support for latino students. For more information on the Indiana Latino Institute, visit http://indianalatinoinstitute.org