It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week! It’s time to celebrate innovation, enterprise, leadership, and risk-taking. The DECA Chapter has some fun facts for you to raise awareness.Mark Cuban is the entrepreneur for today. You may already know him as a Shark Tank personality or the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He also cofounded Broadcast.com, has stakes in Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and AXS TV, and has a Fallen Patriot Fund which has given more than $5 million to help families of military personnel killed or seriously injured in combat. He grew up middle class near Pittsburgh, selling stamps door-to-door as a kid, and gave disco lessons to help pay his way through Indiana University.
Amnesty International has partnered with Critical Mass to host their first annual Tolerance Talk! This event is opportunity to listen to people in the Dripping Springs LGBTQ community talk in anything from speech to stand up poetry, bringing attention to matters important to the individual. Be there this Thursday, after school at the library. That’s this Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the library.
Youth and Government represented well at the District concert this past Saturday. For the first time ever we have a candidate, Addie Mae Villas running for Y&G State Governor. This year was the first year that Y&G had photo journalism and Riley Wheaton, not only pioneered our participation and won Most Distinguished delegate, but is also running for photo journalism editor at state. Caitlin Rinehart Placed first as a judicial judge; the team of Chris Gearing, Kearsen Erwin, Kiara Bobb, Hannah Mitchell, Gabe Peeples and Ethan French placed third in judicial court. Lily Sethre-Brink, Griffen Smith and Sofia Albini won Outstanding Delegate awards in the legislative section. The competition in January will determine who goes to state.
Unified Champions is putting on a “Unified Week” the week of Nov. 26-30. Every day will have a theme that promotes social inclusion, as well as raises awareness for physical and mental disabilities. Be looking around in the hallways for posters and signs that have more information as well as what each day is themed.