Hadley encourages students to be ‘Powerful Outstanding Women’
GLEN ELLYN – With so-called female role models such as Snooki, Kim Kardashian and Bella Swan from the “Twilight” series prevalent in today’s cultural spotlight, Hadley Junior High School teacher Hillary Shumate was getting a little tired of the examples being set for her female students.
As a teacher in a middle school, Shumate saw firsthand how these types of role models can affect young women – from lunches that consist of a bag of Cheetos and a Coke to poor peer relationships with their classmates.
“It’s at a pivotal moment,” she said. “If we don’t catch them now, we may lose them a little bit.”
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