Manual Academy students interested in pursuing careers in law or law enforcement attended the Peoria County Bar Association Diversity luncheon last week. Izaiah Whitaker, Alexis Dockery, Tiara Reddick, Zahiry Villanueva, James Jackson, Ryan Scott and Arianna Hagemeier attended. Four members of the Manual Academy Army JROTC served as color guard for the luncheon.
On August 16, the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, community leaders, educators, parents and caring citizens gathered outside Manual Academy at dismissal time for Stand for Manual. As students and staff exited the building, the crowd cheered, high-fived, hugged and distributed cards with words of encouragement.
Manual Academy guidance counselor Myskeshia Mitchell as been recognized as one of this year's 25 Women in Leadership, sponsored by WEEK, the prestigious 25 Women in Leadership Award is designed to recognize women of all ages from the young to the mature, all races and religions, who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to the betterment of themselves, their family, their company, and their community at large. The 16th Annual Women in Leadership Luncheon will be held at the Paradice Hotel & Casino on September 8.