Stories of Excellence
This group of Advisory Lessons follows the unique stories of individuals who have made significant contributions to society.
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Womxn In Power
Janet Yellen- Meet the first woman to hold the position of US Secretary of the Treasury.
Vice President Kamala Harris - Introduces students to first female Vice President in the United States.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Introduces students to the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who tirelessly fought for women's rights throughout her career.
Stacey Abrams - Introduces students to the voters rights activist who fought voter suppression in Georgia and around the country, ultimately influencing the 2020 elections.
Little Miss Flint - Introduces students to Amariyanna Copeny who is credited with bringing awareness to the Flint Water Crisis.
Dan Ponder Jr.- Introduces students to the legislator from Georgia who is responsible for helping to pass legislation for harsher penalties for hate crimes in the state.
Cicely Tyson - Introduces students to the illustrious actress and activist who refused to succumb to the stereotypes Hollywood tried to place on Black women.
Cesar Chavez - Introduces students to the man who helped organize farm workers to fight for their rights.
Fred Hampton - Introduces students to the Civil Rights Activist they rarely learn about in history class.
Rob Bonta - Introduces students to the first Filipino American to Serve in the CA Legislature
Demi Lovato Learn about the young activist and champion for mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ rights.
Mauree Turner - Introduces the first publicly non-binary U.S. state lawmaker and the first Muslim member of the Oklahoma Legislature.
Stella Keating - Meet the young transgender student who was invited to speak at President Biden's address to Congress
Elliot Page - Introduces students to the world famous actor who came out as transgender in 2020.
Harvey Milk - Introduces students to LGBT activist and politician.
Sylvia Rivera - Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activist
Marsha P Johnson - Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activist.
Jeanne Manford - Introduces students to LGBT Rights Activist and the founder of PFLAG.
Pauli Murray - Introduces students to LGBT and Civil Rights Activist who broke many barriers and is often overlooked in history.
Caster Semenya - Introduces students to the Olympic athlete who changed history in her battle to eliminate gender policing in the Olympics.
Layshia Clarendon - Introduces students to WNBA star who came out as transgender in 2020 and received praise and support from their contemporaries.
Carson Pickett - Learn about the first athlete with a limb difference to play for the United States Women's National Soccer Team!
Mellody Hobson - Meet the first Black woman to be chairperson of an S&P 500 company.
Dana Canedy - Dana Canedy is the first African American to head a major U.S. publishing company.
Kathy Sullivan - Meet the first woman to complete a space walk and reach the deepest part of the ocean!
Sarah Fuller - Introduces students to the first woman to play football in the Southeastern Conference
Kim Ng- Introduces the first woman executive in Major League Baseball
Amanda Gorman Introduces students to the poet from Los Angeles who recited a poem at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Guion Bluford Introduces students to the first Black astronaut.
Charlotte Nebres Introduces students to the first Black lead in the Nutcracker Ballet.
Garrett Morgan Introduces students to Black American inventor.
Zaila Avant-Garde - Introduces students to the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Margaret Chase Smith Introduces students to the first ever woman to run for President on a major political party ticket
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