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CHS Cultural Proficiency / Equity Student Ambassador Pinned in County Wide Initiative Kickoff

CHS Student Ambassadors Nearly a dozen Cheltenham High School students participated in a pinning ceremony at the public launch of the Montgomery County Cultural Proficiency / Equity Student Ambassador initiative at Upper Dublin High School on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The entire Cheltenham student cohort includes Sojourna Ali-Orlena, David Cappel, Tyler Geyer, Noah Gocial, Jordan Harris, Autumn Holland, Julia Kellogg, Sabria Lilley, Craig Metcalfe, Cashmearmarya Moore, Petra Morffiah, Ava President, Quincy Rhoades, Ra'Yana Sanders, Yasir Valentine, Saarah Waheed, Romen Warren, Makayla Weems and Crae Wise. 

The initiative includes nearly 50 students from Cheltenham, Upper Dublin, North Penn and Norristown school districts, and has been undertaken in partnership with the NAACP chapters of Ambler and Cheltenham. The two-year initiative will engage students developing a cultural proficiency/equity student leadership council; building capacity to engage and serve as allies for their peers and others, creating a space for student voice on social justice issues; developing strategies to self-advocate; establishing peer leadership opportunities; and developing student diversity trainers.

The launch occurred at a celebration of the NAACP’s 111th anniversary, and included the announcement of the finalists of the Ambler NAACP’s second annual Black History Month essay contest.