Choose Civility Symposium draws more than 500

Neighbors in the News

October 27, 2011

More than 500 people participated in the Choose Civility Symposium on Oct. 5. The symposium consisted of a morning session with student representatives from every middle school in the county, an afternoon session for Howard Community College students and faculty, and an evening event for the entire community.

Two hundred middle school students attended the keynote address given by Hammond High School Principal Marcy Leonard. Breakout sessions focused on leadership and positive role models, and Courtney Macavinta, from The Respect Institute, led a closing activity.

In the afternoon, Macavinta facilitated a session for college students and faculty entitled, "Communication Secrets: Facebook or Facetime?". The symposium culminated with the evening event, attracting more than 300 people.

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