Meet Tiana

Living in poverty is something impossible to fully comprehend if you have not experienced it yourself. Extreme hardships for a student mount and it becomes a struggle just to cope. Treading water becomes hard to manage when you can barely hold your head above water. Last year Stacey Weinstein, Myers Park’s Communities In Schools Site…

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Class of ’66 Gives to Foundation

In a night filled with laughter and warm reunions, the Myers Park High School Class of 1966 generously gave to the Myers Park High School Foundation as their class gift. Raising about $89,000, the Class of ’66 gathered together to present the celebratory check to the Foundation Board. And that generous amount grew as classmates…

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Meet Israel

Meet Israel, (The Hal Beaver Award Winner) a dedicated MPHS senior who joined the Community In Schools Team to hold himself accountable.  Israel didn’t want his life circumstances to derail his future. Brought by his family to the US at 6 years old, Israel had to find his way in a new country including learning…

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Meet Madison

Meet Madison, a talented MPHS senior with a love of art and the chance of a lifetime to attend the prestigious Pratt University in New York City. Unfortunately, life has been a struggle. Madison was born to a teenage mother who suffers from schizophrenia and has been unable to raise her. Stranded, Madison was taken…

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Meet Sally

With no room of her own, no privacy, no money, no job, and no transportation…like her mother, she turned to drugs to escape. Classes suffered, teachers were frustrated, and friends turned away. Luckily, resources from The MPHS Foundation, CMS, and other services were pulled together strategically to help her make a turn-around. With that support,…

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Meet Mary

She was a student, new to this country, living in a run down apartment, paid for by her working parents who both hold minimum wage jobs. Her cheerful spirit and readiness to learn helped her adapt quickly to the language and customs of this country, but she was charged with caring for her siblings and…

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