Women’s History Month is not all strictly about historical milestones. This month celebrates women of the past, present and future, and their vital roles as women in American society. Nicole CardwellGirl Scouts and their leaders find ways to make scouting happen despite the pandemic. For more than a hundred years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been giving to and growing their communities, while also developing themselves into the next generation of female leaders. The history of the Girl Scouts began in 1912, when e women in the U.S. had limited rights compared to their male counterparts.
Every year, the Michigan State University Center for Gender in Global Context honors staff, faculty, and student women on campus and Ingham County with the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award. The Inspiration Awards highlight women’s abilities in several categories. Linda Vail, health officer of the Ingham County Health Department, was awarded the Community Engagement award.
Women who receive the Community Engagement award demonstrate a commitment to engaging and advancing communities and organizations at MSU and in the greater Lansing community through service and leadership, per the MSU GenCen website. Vail is CEO of the Ingham County Health Department where she oversees the operations and leads the entire department, which includes public health services, federally qualified health centers and correctional health. Vail also holds a small responsibility related to the medical examiner’s office. Vail received her Bachelor of Science in microbiology from The University of Georgia in 1982 when she was 20.
Image by Xavier Thompson. Haslett schools are having a grand reopening of sorts, welcoming students back to classrooms.
Haslett Public Schools’ Board of Education hosted its third virtual regular meeting of the 2021 spring semester on Monday, Feb. 8, to discuss various topics such as a back-to-school update, a responsive return to school plan update, COVID-19 extended learning plan monthly reconfirmation, and more. Superintendent Steven L. Cook said secondary students had begun hybrid module learning that day. Elementary school students began in-person instruction Feb.