Mariska VanLinder – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- March is recognized as National Women’s History Month.
Women’s History Month is dedicated to reflect on the contributions of women to United States history.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of Mar. 8 as National Women’s History Week. This week was extended to a whole month six years later.
Sophomore Delaney Kraus said that it is a time to look back on the important achievements of women.
“Women’s History Month is an opportunity for me to look back at all we have achieved going against the grain of culture and society,” said Kraus.
LRHS assistant principal Valencia Lowen said it’s an important opportunity for women.
“Women’s History Month is an opportunity for women to get recognition they deserve and pay closer attention to issues that pertain to women,” said Lowen.
Lowen also said that education on women’s history is very important for schools.
“I think it is good that we have set aside a month to women’s history, but I think more education about women’s history is needed and will be needed for quite some time,” said Lowen.
Sophomore Sofia Palonen said that she is inspired by the women she looks up to during Women’s History Month.
“All of my life, I have been inspired by many women who have accomplished so much,” said Palonen. “When I was young, they were who I wanted to be like, so I started to learn from them. These inspirational women have motivated me to became who I wanted to be and still want to be like today.”