WOW makes sure Women’s History Month is heard


Kristen Garavaglia

Mrs. G shows her spirit for her women in science presentation.

Trinity DiLorenzo, Staff writer

Women of Woodhaven went the extra mile to celebrate Women’s History Month.
In the course of their month-long campaign, WOW kept WHS students well-educated about women’s suffrage by making goodie bags for the PBLZ vending machines. The goodie bags included a bracelet that said THE FUTURE IS FEMINIST, a few stickers, and an information card on influential women. Club sponsor Kristen Garavaglia stated, “We were inspired by DECA. They were successful with the vending machine of goodies to spread kindness. We thought it would be a great way to advertise for the club and bring awareness to Women’s History Month.”
In addition, WOW created lunchtime presentations about important women in history who were trailblazers in their professions. Presentations focused on women in science whose work was wrongly credited to their male counterparts. Junior August Dunford talked about women in music who have changed the modern music industry. Seniors Eva Filippi, Abigail Chwalek, Lilly Collins, and Briceda Jasso showcased female athletes and their accomplishments throughout their sports careers. Seniors Jaya Meeks and Kyla Campbell collaborated on women in film. Filippi says of the celebration, “There are just so many amazing women out there doing so much for the community, and presentations were a fun and creative way to showcase some inspirational women to everyone.”
Women of Woodhaven are also doing a hygiene drive for tampons, pads, deodorant, dry shampoo, lotion, contact lens solution, gently used sweatpants, leggings, pajama pants of all sizes, and new-in-package underwear of all sizes are asking to be collected.
WOW’s efforts grabbed local media attention and the group was recognized by the News Herald for their show of solidarity in women’s and gender issues, especially during Women’s History Month.