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Johnstown, PA, United States
May 1st, 2013

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About this event

Our event was about human kind and working to show our community that our school is a great place, filled with wonderful kids who can achieve and inspire. Furthermore, we wanted to have an event to showcase the brilliance of our students as well as their compassion and understanding for human kind. People in the surrounding area treat our students as second class citizens because of the school they attend, "the ghetto" school. We wanted to change that perception as well as demonstrate that perceptions come from adults and we all must lead responsibly. We are a great school, with great kids. No one can take that away from us.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Gerald Zahorchak
    Superintendent of Schools and former Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth.
  • Olivia Oravec
    9th grade students at JHS
  • Mike Artim
    CEO of Cambria Rowe Business College
  • Janae Stacier
    Senior at JHS
  • Lauren Knapp
    Professor at IUP
  • Mike Hruska
    CEO of Problem Solutions Inc.
  • Kendra Slis
    Senior at JHS
  • D'Nessa March
    Senior at JHS
  • Tristan Close
    Freshmen at JHS
  • Maren Meyer
    Senior at JHS
  • Dr. Justin Boccardo
    O.R. Psychotherapy
  • John Smith
    Junior at JHS
  • Niara Walker Dunn
    Senior at JHS
  • Kassidi Kabler
    Freshmen at JHS
  • Dr. Ron Madison
  • Clare Stem
    Senior at JHS
  • Samuel Abraham
    Senior at JHS
  • Angie Stolar-Hall
    Senior at JHS

Venue and Details

Cochran Auditorium
222 Central Avenue
Johnstown, PA, 15902
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Gerald Zahorchak
Superintendent of Schools
Ron Madison
Amy Arcurio
Freshman Academy Principal