Published : Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 3:13 PM
Students at Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School wore red and gathered in the quad today for a festive rally to honor International Women’s Day, which was observed in marches and events around the world.
As red balloons and songs celebrating women filled the air, students joined Oona Holahan, the high school’s student body president, at a table where they wrote quotes and the names of important women in their lives on a large red banner. Later, students hung the banner from the administration building.
“We salute International Women’s Day, but Immaculate Heart celebrates young women every day,” noted Naemah Morris, principal of Immaculate Heart High School. The all-girls Catholic school was founded at the corner of Western and Franklin avenues in Los Angeles in 1906 .
“We at Immaculate Heart are part of an institution that has a long history of advocating for women through education, and we pride ourselves on advancing critical thinking and problem solving,” Morris continued, adding, “We stand as a testament to the Gospel messages of compassion and love through our interactions with each other and the world each day.”
About Immaculate Heart
Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country. http://www.immaculateheart.org/