Multicultural Student Union receives Spirit of Unity Award North Allegheny School District’s Quarterly Newsletter Students and staff from North Allegheny’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) received special recognition at the 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast at LaRoche University on Monday, January 20, 2020. The Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee selected North Allegheny’s Multicultural Student Union as their Spirit of Unity Award recipient for 2020. The application requested information about a program that exemplified some of the characteristics of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marissa Rodriguez, a senior at NASH, completed the application for North Allegheny’s MSU, writing about education, awareness, respecting other cultures, the need for real conversations even when uncomfortable, and the “No Place for Hate” program held at NASH on December 12. In addition to receiving this distinguished honor, $500 was granted to the MSU to help assist with furthering their efforts as a group. Marissa and fellow student representatives Sakeena Badrane and Meryem Marasli accepted the award, along with MSU advisors Ms. Chinique Keyes and Mr. Will Bishop. Many MSU members were in attendance at the event as well.
Marshall Elementary Hosts Diversity Dress-Up Day, students celebrated by wearing clothing that represents their cultural heritage. The initiative is a great way to celebrate the many diverse individuals that make up the North Allegheny community!
Marshall Middle School hosted its inaugural “The Longest Table” event, a cultural potluck dinner featuring cuisine from all over the globe. Over 200 students, staff, and community members attended to share their cultural background all while eating amazing food at a long table. This unique event is a great way to learn from one another and promote diversity throughout the District.