Wednesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 20

Announcements
*Business Club
: The next meeting is at 8 am on Thursday, October 21. Members will play the stock market game, and current parent Asma Usmani, a financial advisor from Edward Jones, will give a talk about “Investing 101.”
*Classics Word of the Day: The classics word of the day is “heliograph”—a telegraphic device that uses a mirror and the sun’s rays to send messages, derived from Helios, the Greek god of the sun. The Classics Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in the Classics Lounge. 
*Environmental Awareness Club: The first hike of the school year is at 10 am on Saturday, October 23 at Powder Valley Nature Center. There will be a permission slip sent out today to the mailing list, or you can reach out to Eva Kappas ’22. 
*GEO: GEO (Gender Equity Organization) will have its first meeting at 7:45 am on Thursday, October 21 in the Newman Aud. Members will discuss current events and make plans for the school year, including brainstorming T-shirt designs. All grades and genders are welcome. 
*Guild of Geeks: At 3 pm on Sunday, October 24, GoG will hold a Pokemon showdown online. Check in with club leaders if you’re interested. 
*Fall Play: Shayfer Huitt ’22 and Jacob Tuteur ’23 gave 12 reasons why everyone should come out on Friday and Saturday to see the fall play, 12 Nights, an 80s-themed musical based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It’s the first live theatre production we’ve held since the pandemic started, for one; it also features a live band, has amazing costumes, features lots of 80s slang, props and songs, and Annie Gill ’22 does the moonwalk. Tickets are $10 and are available in the bookstore and at the box office before performances. 
*Sunday Funday: There are still spaces to sign up to perform this Sunday from 2 to 3 pm at Cooper House. If you’d like to sing, play an instrument or read a poem or story for residents, sign up on the Montgomery Club Canvas page. 

Mashujaa Day
Blessing Kihika, one of our 2021-2022 international students, gave a presentation about Mashujaa Day, which is celebrated on October 20 in her home country of Kenya. Also known as Heroes’ Day (mashujaa is Swahili for “heroes”), it celebrates the country’s independence, which was won in 1963. The holiday was formerly known as Kenyatta Day, in recognition of Jomo Kenyatta, the country’s Prime Minister and then-President. In 1952, Kenyatta was arrested along with five others who rebelled against Britain’s control of the country. They became known as the Kapenguria Six. In 2010, the holiday was renamed Mashujaa Day to recognize all who have contributed to the struggle for Kenya’s independence. The day is celebrated with dances, singing, poems and speeches.