Thursday, February 1st, 2018, American Mountaineer Alison Levine visited Arcadia High School to speak to all Arcadia students about leadership. Ms. Levine is an American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and leadership consultant. She lead the first all female expedition to the top of Mount Everest. She is author of On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. She serves as an adjunct instructor at the U.S. Military Academy.
She spoke to the students of Arcadia about her fascinating expedition up Mount Everest and the lessons she learned that she's applied to her own life.
Thank you to Ms. Levine for coming to AHS and sharing her inspirational story and advice with our students. To learn more about Ms. Levine, or hear a presentation similar to the one she gave at Arcadia, please watch the YouTube video below.
April 20, 10am, Mt. Olympus
The Arcadia English Department is delighted to announce that acclaimed ﬁction writer Edward Falco will be giving an online reading for our Titan students inside Mt. Olympus. Mr. Falco, who teaches in the MFA Program for Creative Writing at Virginia Tech University, is the author of several novels, including Winter in Florida (1990), A Dream With Demons (1997), Wolf Point (2005), and Saint John of the Five Boroughs (2009). He is also the author of The Family Corleone (2012), which was developed from a screenplay by Mario Puzo, and the historical crime novel Toughs (2014), which, according to Publisher's Weekly "adeptly captures the dichotomy of the times-from the ruthlessness of life in the Bronx to the glittering revues of The Cotton Club." Mr. Falco's short stories have appeared in countless publications, as well, including The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, and TriQuarterly. They have also been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Needless to say, we are honored to welcome Mr. Falco onto our campus for this important literary event.
The second annual Open Doors Speaker Series begins February 4, 2016 and continues throughout the Spring 2016 semester.
The first speaker, Dr. Sarah Henry, will present "Steps of an Entrepreneur" on Thursday, February 4 at 1:40pm during THRIVES.sharing Dr. Henry will share her journey and the key steps any entrepreneur would take to launch a new business.
Dr. Henry grew up in the Arcadia neighborhood and attended high school at Xavier College Preparatory before starting college at Arizona State University. She launched her own venture in January 2015 and is happy to share with Arcadia students about the process it took, the people who helped along the way, and all of the twists and turns that has lead her to where she is now.
Download Dr. Henry's 2016 Emerging Leaders Program
The 2015 Open Doors Speaker Series was a impressive addition to the College and Career Center offerings. Professionals from the Arcadia community provided informative presentations on their careers, giving Arcadia students a glimpse into "a day in the life," and providing prospective on future job opportunities.
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