Sorority emphasizes STEM at ‘Hidden Figures’ event

Members of the Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently hosted a private viewing party of the movie “Hidden Figures” at the Epic Theatre of Palm Coast for students in the Flagler County Schools African American Mentoring Program, A-Game Camp and ASCEND Network.

Sorority members and students attend a viewing of “Hidden Figures’’ on Feb. 4 at the Epic Theatre in Palm Coast.

The film stressed the contributions and significance of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

All three of the key women featured in the film pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Katherine Johnson was honored by President Barack Obama with a 2015 Medal of Freedom. Mary Jackson died in 2005 and Dorothy J. Vaughan passed away in 2008.

More than 75 students and mentors filled the auditorium for the Palm Coast viewing. A short discussion followed, focusing on STEM careers, Black history and positive female role models.

Theresa Waters is the president of the Chi Delta Omega Chapter. Members Hazel Lockett, Gerri Dillon, Phyllis Pearson, Thea Hines-Jones, Marva Jones, Sue Fray, Janice Jacob and Myra Valentine helped to coordinate the event.



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