Hamilton Students and Stan Neron Celebrate Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Elizabeth Board of Education President Stanley Neron visited Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy to speak to a group of young women from the school who attended a screening of Hidden Figures, a motion picture that tells the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the United States space program. The discussion with the students focused on the past and present societal struggles faced by women, especially women of color. During his visit to the school, Mr. Neron was also stunned and truly touched by the gesture of the students of Hamilton Preparatory Academy who helped him celebrate his birthday by throwing him a surprise party.
On May 24, The Historical Society of Elizabeth conducted a forum on the city’s past and present in the Elizabeth Public Library. Students from Winfield Scott School No. 2, Joseph Battin School No. 4, John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, Elizabeth High School – Frank J. Cicarell Academy, Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. Health and Public Safety Academy, and Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy participated in a discussion focused on Elizabeth in both 1917 and 2017, comparing what life was like during these two periods of time, including the concept of community, the impact of immigrants and of World War I on the community’s function and day-to-day living, and the process of civic engagement within the city shaping the development of local civic organizations.