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In 2020-2021 (the 2nd year of Covid-19), the PTSA...

Awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to Senior Student Members, two $500 scholarships, plus $500 in scholarships through the Latin American Council Committee
Created, presented, and recorded a two-part training on “Advocacy: How to Create Change”
Mental Health Committee Chair, Ana Nunez, was a featured speaker on the National PTA’s podcast, “Notes from the Backpack,” on episode 40, “Is My Teen Having a Mental Health Crisis?”
Collaborated with students and parents to deliver testimony to the state legislature on HB461 - Excused Absences for Mental Health Days
Arranged for a screening of AFSP’s “It’s Real” documentary about teen suicide, followed by separate facilitated panel discussions for teens & adults
Received a $1200 grant from the Horizon Foundation to support the MHHS community’s mental health
Provided staff with 5 meals, drive-by treats and kits, and holiday gifts plus did a tissue and hand sanitizer drive
Hosted virtual BINGO games with prizes for each grade of students, in collaboration with Viking Backers
Collaborated with MHHS to organize a “One School One Book” parent book group to read and discuss “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” by Jason Reynolds
Sponsored the virtual Regional Science Olympiad and International Toastmasters Youth Leadership club
Supported “Senior Extravaganza” (in lieu of After-Prom) both financially and with volunteers - provided prizes and thousands of dollars towards entertainment rental expenses
Raised $672 from the sale of Senior Banners
Distributed candy “class rings” to seniors during drive-by event
Offered virtual SAT/ACT Test Prep classes through partner The Answer Class

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