Last Thursday I volunteered at the freshman Challenge Day event at Andover High School. Freshman from both Lahser and Andover participated. According to www.challengeday.org, their mission is, "to provide youth and community with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibilities of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression."
It is a powerful event, to say the least, and brings up many emotions. Throughout the day, over and over again, I was struck by how excited the kids were to be together as one. The energy of the united group was palpable. Even the teen facilitators, who were upperclassmen, expressed excitement for the upcoming merger of Lahser and Andover as Bloomfield Hills High School.
Freshman Challenge Day is just one example of the many activities that are already taking place to transition this district community from two high school populations to one. The upcoming Bloomfield Hills School Board election is critical in making this new high school a reality. Incumbent Ingrid Day and newcomer Howard Baron are the best choices for the two open six-year terms.
Ingrid's experience and knowledge of our district are essential, as is Howard's fiscal responsibility. Our community came together last May 8th to approve the construction of one unified high school facility. The students are excited, much of the community at-large is excited. Let's keep the momentum going and elect Ingrid Day and Howard Baron to the Bloomfield Hills School Board on November 6th.
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