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Unity Club

Kenston’s Unity Club, formerly known as Diversity Club, meets during Wednesday homerooms in Mrs. Joyce’s room A118. Our goal is to foster understanding and growth to better our community for everyone in it. We encourage diversity and welcome members of every kind, new and old.

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Student Ambassadors Represent Kenston at DCNEO Award Dinner

Last night (Thursday, November 30, 2017), six students from Kenston’s Unity Club represented our school as Student Ambassadors at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s 63rd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Juan Rios and Pedro Michels represented our Cultures Without Borders Club (a subgroup of Unity Club) while Adrianne Tackitt, Audrey Oleskiewicz, Anna Ortner, and Halle Preneta represented our SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) Club (another subgroup of Unity Club). They were accompanied by Mr. Gabram, who documented the event on Twitter.

63rd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

Kenston Sudent Ambassadors and Mr. Gabram
(Left to right) Pedro Michels, Juan Rios, Halle Preneta, Anna Ortner, Adrianne Tackitt, Audrey Oleskiewicz, and Tom Gabram

63rd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel

At the beginning of the night, each student was tasked with holding a sign including either a quote or a statistic relevant to the goals of the Diversity Center while they greeted guests and honorees on their way to the Reception. After the Reception, they lined up in the hallway with the rest of the student ambassadors to clap and cheer while people filed into the Ball Room. Once the dinner was underway, the ambassadors were introduced and released into the Ball Room where they were tasked with speaking to anywhere between 1 and 3 tables of guests from businesses, universities, and banks, where they networked and built connections for themselves and our school. One student even earned an internship at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame! The last table they visited is where they were seated for the rest of the evening, until the dinner ended at 9:00pm.

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Student Rights

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What is Unity Club?

You may have heard of Kenston’s Diversity Club, founded last school year by former seniors (now Kenston Alumni) Madison Thomas, Jack Formica, and Libby Sparks. Near the end of the 2016-2017 school year it was re-branded as Unity Club in order to better describe what the club represents. If you did hear about the club… Continue Reading

Unity Club

Kenston’s Unity Club, formerly known as Diversity Club, meets during Wednesday homerooms in Mrs. Joyce’s room A118. Our goal is to foster understanding and growth to better our community for everyone in it. We encourage diversity and welcome members of every kind, new and old. Continue Reading