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ATHENA: A Woman’s Place

Mrs. Stadler

On May 9th, the Marion Center ATHENA Club had the privilege to go to the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to explore their new room, the Woman’s Place room, filled with women who helped shape Pittsburgh.

ATHENA Club is an international organization made to help empower women and girls to be leaders and take their leadership skills to the next level. The MC ATHENA Club has been working hard all year to develop leadership and influence the school, they hosted the orange out for Teen Dating Awareness Month, and the teal out for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and put on multiple bake sales throughout the school year. The club went to Pittsburgh to learn more about women’s leadership roles in making Pittsburgh the steel city it is today.

Mrs. Stadler, the ATHENA Club advisor said, “The Marion Center Athena Club traveled to Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to view the exhibit ‘A Woman’s Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh.’ The trip was an excellent opportunity to see just how much of an impact the women of our area had on so many of the things that we often take for granted today.  We toured a huge array of exhibits containing artifacts that showcased the tremendous contributions women made to improve every facet of our society, all while breaking gender barriers to do so.  Viewing the exhibit reinforced the purpose of the Athena Club, which is to support and empower young women to enable them to take on leadership roles in their school and community so that they can make the changes they want to see in their world.”

The ATHENA Club had a very productive year, and ended the year with celebrating the women leaders all throughout western Pennsylvania. Empowering young women to take on leadership rules is what the ATHENA club is all about, taking the trip helped the club understand the importance and effect women’s leadership can make on society.

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Molly Spence, Assistant Editor
"Remember there is good in this world, and bad, and ugly." -Unknown Welcome to The Stinger! My name is Molly Spence, I am a class of 2026 sophomore student and the assistant editor for The Stinger. I am involved in the Newspaper, Marion Center Marching Band as part of the color guard, Athena Club, United Way, and Plumville Belles as a majorette and assistant coach. When I'm not here at school, I am with my ducks. I have two ducks that mean the world to me. I love ducks, they're an important part of my life. This is my second year in Newspaper, and second year as assistant editor. I have been in ATHENA for two years and am currently one of the secretaries for the club. By being a part of The Stinger, I want to make everyone's voice heard and leave no one behind, because after all, we, Marion Center high school students, are all in this together.
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