Morning Announcements

There will be an Interact meeting on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:45 AM in the cafeteria. We will be discussing upcoming volunteer events and scholarships available to Interact members. Hope to see you there!

Franklin Armstrong is a fictional character in the comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz. Introduced on July 31, 1968, Franklin was the first black character in the strip. Franklin was known to be studious and inquisitive about the funny things in Charlie Brown’s neighborhood. The creation of Franklin traces back to Harriet Glickman, a school teacher from Los Angeles who wrote a letter, dated April 15, 1968, to Schulz, imploring him to integrate a Black character in the comic strip. In the wake of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Glickman wrote to the cartoonist that he had the opportunity to help change the attitudes of people through his comics. This message was brought to you by the ERASE Club in honor of Black History Month.

Attention, Seniors: The Jerome F. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship is now available to graduating seniors in Morris County. Criteria for this scholarship includes having professional aspirations in a business career, strong academic achievement, and involvement in community and extra-curricular activities. Whippany Park can nominate only one student for this scholarship. To be considered, you must complete the application for nomination, which is also available in the Counseling Office. The nomination form is due back in the Counseling Office by Monday, February 26th. If you have any questions, see Mr. Shore.

There will be an FBLA meeting on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:45 AM in the cafeteria. All members are encouraged to attend. See you then!

Attention all seniors who signed up for the Fashion Show. There is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, February 22nd either before school at 7:45 in room 307 or after school at 2:45 in room 304. You must attend one of the meetings if you wish to participate in the Fashion Show. Any questions, see Mrs Ianco or Ms Michals. Again, this meeting is mandatory for those who have already signed up for the Fashion Show.

Poets Corner is hosting a writing session on Thursday morning in Room 106 at 7:40. All are welcome. We'll be starting the day with a reflective and creative activity, responding to a prompt, finding the poetry within our words, and sharing our ideas with one another. It's a beautiful way to start your day.

There will be a boys golf meeting on Friday February 23rd right after school in the cafeteria. If you are not able to make it, please contact coach Hartman via email at thartman@hpreg.org.

Whippany Park would like to wish Leo Macatangay, Chloe Makowski, and Maleah May Anderson a Happy Birthday today.

The word of the day is flippant (adjective) not showing a serious attitude.