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Melrose High & Human Rights Commission GEM Award Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Melrose High School’s Global Education in Melrose program, together with the Melrose Human Rights Commission is celebrating the achievement of MHS students in the field of Global Education.  Global Education in Melrose (GEM) was created six years ago by a team of high school faculty, parents, and other members of the community, many of whom represented the Human Rights Commission, School Committee, and Rotary Club.  The program aims to foster students’ cultural awareness, recognize the accomplishments of students who represent the school around the globe, and provide graduates with skills for participating in and contributing to an increasingly international society.   

 In order for a broader sector of the Melrose community to attend and share in the appreciation of students who have committed themselves to fulfilling the rigorous requirements of the program – particularly graduating senior Monica O’Shea - the GEM award ceremony is being held in the Great Room, Oak Grove Village, 12 Island Hill Avenue.  Ms. O’Shea will present her final GEM project - in which academic work is integrated with creative, reflective, and exploratory endeavors, all inspired and informed by travel, language study, reading, and research.

This event formally marks the continuation of a focused collaboration between the high school and the Melrose Human Rights Commission (MHRC), recognizing that the philosophy and purpose of the Global Education in Melrose program and that of the Commission have much in common.  Both the high school and the MHRC extend their congratulations to all Melrose High School students who are committed to the acquisition of knowledge that will enable them to interact and build relationships with people from other world cultures; develop their own values and opinions; demonstrate respect, open-mindedness, understanding, and flexibility in behavior and thinking; and help others to embrace multiple perspectives.

Members of the public are cordially invited to join in celebrating GEM’s achievements and especially to recognize Monica O’Shea’s impressive accomplishments.

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