Bessie Coleman: An Aviator Soaring to New Heights

Although she faced heavy discrimination her entire life, Bessie Coleman fought to pursue her flying career. She became the first woman of African American descent to achieve a pilot’s license, and she earned an international pilot’s license in 1921. Mostly known for her air shows, Coleman also served as inspiration for many people of color who aspired to be pilots.

Students Create Girls Ready Room for Special Needs Prom

Prom serves as a memorable milestone in a fleeting high school career, heels click against the floor, dresses brush the floor and the music crescendos from the speakers as students sway to the beat. This year for the Special Needs Prom, volunteers have banded together to create a Girls Ready Room offering free hair and makeup services the afternoon before the dance Saturday, Feb. 16.