Mayor's Miss Hall's Intern Screens Immigration Movie

PITTSFIELD — On Wednesday, May 6th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., three Miss Hall’s School seniors will host a screening of Documented to learn about immigration issues and connect with the Pittsfield community. 

Zara Williams-Nicholas, Lisa Kravchenko and Cecilia Reynolds will spearhead the movie screening as a part of their senior Horizons projects. The girls, who intern at the Mayor’s office, WBRK and the Cultural Development office, respectively, are excited to welcome families to the screening, as well as special guest Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi.

The public is invited to attend the free movie screening, which will take place at the School’s 492 Holmes Road campus. The screening will be located in Centennial Hall, at the back entrance to the School, near the tennis courts. Donations of $3-5 are encouraged, and proceeds will go towards the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

 

Documented tells the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant from Vietnam who became a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and revealed his illegal status. The story explores the lives and stories of immigrants to the United States.

Now in its nineteenth year, Horizons takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each Thursday during the academic year. While freshwomen work on the MHS campus, sophomores and juniors volunteer at off-campus locations, and seniors participate in off-campus internships, exploring college major and career possibilities. Through the program, MHS students contribute about 11,000 volunteer hours annually to the local Berkshire region.

 

About Miss Hall’s School

Founded in 1898, Miss Hall’s School was one of the first all-girls boarding schools established in New England. Today the School is a nationally recognized, boarding and day independent secondary school that combines an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum with two acclaimed leadership programs, Horizons and the Girls’ Leadership Project. Both programs are central to our belief that, in addition to outstanding academic preparation, girls need additional skills that allow them to step confidently into the real world, where they will be expected to communicate effectively and authentically, voice opinions with resolve and respect, and be comfortable having influence, leading change, and contributing boldly and creatively to the common good.

Miss Hall’s School currently enrolls 200 girls, representing 20 states and 20 countries. For more information, call (413) 443-6401 or visit our website at www.misshalls.org.