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.