Women’s History Month Announcements

Women’s History Month is celebrated during the month of March. The purpose of this month is to celebrate Women’s accomplishments and all the things that they do for our State along with in their day-to-day lives.


Women’s History Month first started as a day. International Women’s Day falls on March 8th, first beginning in 1911, a full 76 years prior to Women’s History Month. Following this, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. Six years later, it was expanded into a full month in 1987. The National Women’s History Project petitioned for a month to be dedicated to women as they felt a week was not enough to celebrate all women, opting to push for an entire month. Being passed by Congress, Women’s History Month became a national holiday.


At Arrowhead, Rho Kappa, JSA, HOSA, Cyberhawks, Engineering, and Girl Up clubs have all teamed up together to highlight a different woman every day in March to showcase recognition and celebrate Women’s History Month. Here is the full list of the announcements and women presented in it. 


The first week of March, Malala Yousafzai, Sojourner Truth, and Maya Angelou were all recognized as prominent women in American History. Many of the Women listed are differing in race, occupation, goals, and what they did for the community. 


Senior Kate Sprinkman said, “I’m happy they are doing it.”


Different clubs will write about that day’s women; on March 10th HOSA highlighted Florence Nightingale and on March 13th JSA and Rho Kappa presented Amelia Earhart. 


Clubs have also brought teachers in to support. An article written on February 21st titled “International Women’s Day AND Women’s History Month” cites Jennifer Passler as working with Rho Kappa to showcase certain women in the announcements. 


Noelle Urban, a junior on the board of Rho Kappa, stated it is important to recognize all the good women have done for our country, according to the article.