Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

October 17, 2013 - 5:14pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Area youth will have the once in a life time opportunity to train with professional designers and models at this year's Project Runway Ready event.

This is the 2nd annual fashion show that the Buckingham House will present. Season 10 Project Runway contestant and Zanesville native, Nathan Paul will preview some of his latest designs.

"Oh an experience, he'll be here, he is bringing his Christmas line, his seasonal line and his spring line as well, so he is bringing the...

September 10, 2013 - 4:58pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

On Sunday, several young performers from the CASS MIND Academy, danced, sang and even mimed in a competitive talent contest at the Buckingham House.

KKIS or Keep Kids in School, was the first talent competition for the academy, where donors provided school supplies for children who need them. A panel of four judges evaluated the contestants based on their stage presence, technical ability, costume, creativity and more.

"They were judged on criteria factors,” said CEO...

July 27, 2013 - 5:22pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

A school for visionaries is starting a new program to encourage the youth to follow their dreams.

The C.A.S.S M.I.N.D Academy started their Young Entrepreneurs series on Saturday with Madison Simons, a 16 year old college student, jockey and musician. Simons owns her own horse and taught other children the fundamentals of horse riding.She plans on using all of the money she raised for charity.

"Today we are going to teach them about the basics. We are going to show them how...

June 10, 2013 - 3:57pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

The visionary school for creative students is having its 10th annual camping trip at Hallowed Hills Campground starting Monday. Kindergartners and high schoolers will be learning all types of skills to help them them achieve success and bring out their talents.

"It's Creating Artists Stimulating Success and then we have a second department which is M.I.N.D., Making Impact Negotiating Decisions and that's our business," said Cassandra McDonald, CEO of C.A.S.S. Camp.


August 8, 2012 - 4:46pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

A new visionary school is now open to help at-risk students in the area.

The new C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. Academy held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at the Alvah Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue.

CEO Cassandra McDonald said the school focuses on showing students that despite past choices in life, it's still possible to be a contributing member of society.

"There's a gift that everyone has and we want to accentuate that and see that they have an opportunity to have their...

May 14, 2012 - 10:49am
3 years 28 weeks ago

Zanesville High School seniors were given tips on how to succeed in college and successfully enter the workforce.

Mind Your Own Business CEO Cassandra McDonald spoke about encouraging children to make goals, believe in themselves to succeed as they move on past high school.

"Every decision that you make impacts your life,what we really emphasized today were that words have power," said McDonald.

McDonald offers CASS-MIND Academy, a year round program to get...

April 15, 2011 - 6:06pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

Some area high school students learned the importance education plays in today's ever changing society.

Many Maysville High students attended the "Mind your Own Business" seminar earlier Friday. CEO Cassandra McDonald spoke to students about three key issues many students face.

"It's all about education, employment and empowerment. We're here today (Friday) at Maysville and the three things I want them to walk away with are that they are valuable, they have a...

March 29, 2011 - 11:34am
4 years 35 weeks ago

Inspiring and motivating was the lesson of the day at Zanesville High School.

Every student took part in the mind your own business seminar that seeks to get kids thinking about their future, their education and ecourage them to work hard.

"I think it helps out what everybody wants to do in the future," said Zanesville High School Student Beau Starner. "It's good that they could come in, explain and tell what they do and what they went through."


March 9, 2011 - 6:14pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

Recent state statistics show a 20 - 30% high school drop out rate for Muskingum County.

Sandy Plymire is a Zanesville Rotary member who was shocked by the drop out rate. She is also the Executive Director of the John McIntire Library System and feels controlling the high school drop out rate begins with learning to read.

"If kids can't read or if they are what we call in the library reluctant readers, they are not good readers, or faster readers, it does...

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