Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

April 15, 2011 - 7:06pm
3 years 50 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 - 12:34pm
4 years 3 days 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 - 7:14pm
4 years 3 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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