Sister to Sister Club Focuses on Mentoring
The new 2012-2013 academic year promises continued excellence for Orange High School’s Sister to Sister Club (pictured above) under the leadership of this school year's officers Ije Okafor, President; Brittany Mitchell, Vice President; Claire Cappelle, Treasurer/Public Relations; and Windsor Lindsay, Secretary. Sister to Sister is a mentoring program focused on developing leadership skills, academic skills, and community service awareness for African American girls.
The advisor to the program is Mrs. Delores Momon. Founder Mrs. Angela Wilkes and the Zonta Club of Cleveland provide mentors to develop future women leaders. The group graduated six seniors this past June who are now enrolled in college. These Class of 2012 graduates included Alicia Alexander at Bowling Green University, Adetola Adedipe at Miami of Ohio, Ruth Aminu at Ohio Northern University, Josephine Hightower at the University of California at Sacramento, Imani Diamond at Clark Atlanta University, and Mary Ann Hubbard, who will attend Bowling Green University on a Division I Track scholarship. Alexander designed an award-winning gown (pictured left) made of recycled materials displayed at the Governor’s Art Show.
All these alumni were four-year members of the Sister to Sister program and provided invaluable leadership and volunteer service. They were involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including music, visual and theatre arts, Orange Minority Achievers and anti-bullying initiatives. They volunteered with the Zonta Club of Cleveland’s art supplies holiday project for the battered women’s shelter, Orange Schools’ Open Door Program and Menorah Park Center for Seniors.