Opinion / Editorial
A Visit from Clark Atlanta & Delaware State
October 16, 2013Douglass High School
Representatives from Clark Atlanta University and Delaware State University visited FDHS to give advice that would benefit students and to encourage and inspire students to pursue post secondary options.
“The presentation was great. This was a presentation that was well needed. Students truly enjoyed them. We need more people of this caliber to visit our students, “ 12th grade math teacher, Mrs. Hill, said.
Both Clark and Delaware State sent representatives from their homecoming court to speak to students. Ebony McCovery, Miss Clark Atlanta University, is currently studying Psychology and hopes to pursue a career in the field of her studies. Chasady Reeves, Miss Delaware State University, is currently studying English in hopes of becoming a teacher and then progressing to a career as a principal. Charles Robinson Snead, Mr. Delaware State University, is currently studying Criminal Justice in hopes of becoming a forensic scientist for the FBI.
The visit from these two universities differed from others because the representatives gave advice that would prepare students for situations like job interviews. Professional image was a huge part of the presentation. Male students were informed that the only suits that are acceptable for a professional image are suits of neutral colors like black, charcoal, tan, and gray. It was also included that your belt should always match your shoes, which should only be black or brown. The only acceptable accessories are either a bracelet or a watch, and each accessory should be the same color as your belt and shoes. Female students were told to be aware of their skirts length because they should be at knee level. The representatives covered shoes and accessories for female students as well. The shoes for a young woman seeking a professional image should not be flat, but the heels should not exceed 3-4 inches. If accessories are to be included be sure that they are not too distracting. When discussing makeup the representatives said to be sure that the choices made look natural.
The Mr. & Misses of their respective colleges prepared students through short exercises also. Each exercise or activity was developed to increase mental preparedness, physical strength, willpower, and social skills.
“Their presentation was great because you were give the perspective of an actual college student, “ senior, Kenyana Hardy said.
by Devion J. Lewis