"Students in Ms. Teresa Brown's 8-4 ELA class at Manual Academy are hard at work making signs for the school's Black History Program."
Manual health career students performed intubations today as retired respiratory therapist, Priscilla Peterson, gave instructions and explained what a career in respiratory care is like. P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Peoria purchases the respiratory manikins for the health career classes at Manual.
Manual Academy senior Tyjionna Irby was one of three Peoria Public School female high school students named Annie’s Girls, an award established by Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth in honor of her mother, Annie Jo Gordon. The Annie’s Girls Award recognizes female high school students who show exemplary commitment to their communities through service. Entrants submitted a letter of recommendation and an essay discussing their community service activities and describing a woman who had served as a role model for community service in their life.
Manual Academy students saw a wide range of future opportunities on College Colors Day when representatives from 45 colleges and universities, local employers, trade unions, fraternities and sororities, all branches of the military, and professional organizations gathered at the College and Career Fair.