1928 - Alderson High School - 1968
Date: March 2, 2018
News Release
Contact:  Margaret Hambrick  or Nick LaCasse     304-646-2439               304-645-3398
814 West Washington Street Lewisburg, WV  24910 304-645-3398
Hello all, I   cannot   begin   to   tell   you   how   excited   we   are   about   this   up-coming   program   about   Katherine Johnson on March 24! The community is excited as well! We   will   be   doing   a   dress   rehearsal   on   Tuesday,   March   20   at   2:00   p.m.   at   the   Lewis   Theater and   welcome   all   media   to   come   at   that   time.   There   are   copyright   restrictions   on   the   material but we will still be able to get you some interviews with the writer and cast. We   are   also   excited   about   our   presenting   the   program   in   all   high   schools   in   Greenbrier, Monroe,   and   Pocahontas   Counties   that   week   thanks   to   generous   financial   support   from   the Greenbrier   Valley   Community   Foundation.   The   Greenbrier   Historical   Society   feels   strongly that   the   students   will   benefit   immensely   as   teachers   use   this   performance   as   a   starting   point for   conversations   about   race,   poverty,   discrimination,   perseverance,   education,   achievement, and   triumph.   Katherine   Johnson   was   unique   but   each   student   has   some   of   her   qualities   and, given   the   support   of   parents   and   teachers,   all   can   achieve   greatness.   We   are   encouraging the   teachers   to   prepare   the   students   for   this   experience   through   lesson   plans,   discussions, and perhaps the viewing of the movie “Hidden Figures”. If   we,   at   GHS,   can   be   of   additional   help   or   provide   additional   information,   please   let   us   know. We appreciate your helping with this super project! (Click on photo for larger view) Margaret Hanbrick