Attorney Linda Frith Delivers Leadership Message to North Cross School Girls
ROANOKE, VA (April 10, 2013)— “Giving back to your community is a constant reminder that there is a world outside your job in which you can make a difference,” Roanoke attorney and community leader, Linda Frith, told the assembly of middle and upper school girls at North
Frith was a speaker in North Cross’ ongoing Leadership Speaker Series. Liz Holt, Director of the Lower School, leads the program development. Holt schedules speakers throughout the school year to talk to all-girl and all-boy student audiences about “leadership.” “I want our students to hear from leading members of our community on why they choose to lead, how they lead, and how they make a difference in our community. When we expose our students to our leaders, we are planting seeds and providing models for them to follow. It’s part of our commitment to building character at North Cross.”
North Cross Global Studies Students Use Technology for Distance Learning
ROANOKE, VA (February 21, 2013)— From his office in South Burlington, Vermont, Global Director of Social Mission for Ben & Jerry’s, Rob Michalak, clad in a North Cross School shirt and holding a foam hand showing “Raiders are #1”, spoke via Skype to the Global Studies students of North Cross School as they sat in Fishburn Auditorium here in Roanoke.
Mark Thompson, Director of the Upper School, said, “What a great opportunity for our Global Studies students to speak with someone like Rob. The ice cream business may seem simple but it isn’t. The interconnection of sustainability, fair trade, globalization, and stewardship and more are the kinds of ideas and concepts that resonate with our students - and all connected to the
many tastes and flavors of Ben & Jerry's. As we are currently studying a unit on food, Rob’s insights brought what we’ve been learning into the real world with his examples.”
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