Trinity wraps up Black History Month activities with Reichenbach speaking

Trinity Collegiate Director of Diversity Mike Teasley, left, and businessman Mike Reichenbach. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Trinity Collegiate School concluded their Black History Month celebration Feb. 28. In the morning, local businessman and state Senate candidate Mike Reichenbach visited the school and spoke to students about the power of perseverance and shared his expertise in both business and politics.
Director of Diversity Mike Teasley remarked, “It is important for our students to see local area leaders and understand their journey to success.”
During the afternoon session, Trinity hosted a panel of healthcare workers from McLeod Regional Medical Center to speak to the student body to honor this year’s theme of Black Health and Wellness.
The panel discussed diversity in the healthcare field, obstacles in their fields, and offered the students advice about working in the various different careers in the healthcare industry.
“We want to show our students how many different opportunities there are in healthcare for them to explore. We want them to be able to see themselves in these positions of leadership,” Teasley continued.
The speakers came at the culmination of Trinity’s month-long Black History Month celebration.
Teasley said, “Black History Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate black culture and history with our entire student body. We get to build on the diverse curriculum already in place in our classrooms.”
Students learned about different aspects of black culture and history. The students investigated why some people are included in history while others are excluded. They investigated modern implications of biases including how they impact social media platforms. Students discussed how these biases impact healthcare with a focus on both mental and physical health.

Author: Stephan Drew

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