Past Diversity Events



Contest sponsored by Jersey Shore Area School District
Winners and participants will be invited to attend Lock Haven University’s
“Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration” in January with JSASD staff.
Entrees will be judged by the school district’s Diversity Committee.

Open to all presentation types.
Projects due to Guidance Offices by January 12, 2015.


Contest sponsored by Jersey Shore Area School District
Winners presented at Lock Haven University’s “Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration” in January 2014.

LHU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Guest Speaker and Awards 
(excerpt below)
“An MLK Contest is hosted by LHU with JSASD and Keystone Central School District (KCSD). JSASD students Aurora Keen and Chiara Hauserman were awarded for their poems, and Olivia Farr, Taylor Fleming, Ellie Graff, Kacee Shobert, and Savannah Koch were awarded for their posters. KCSD essay winner, Rachael Owens, read the deeply heartfelt and personal essay that won her the MLK Essay award. Owens, a sophomore, received a standing ovation for her courageous reading.”

“Terrance Hayes, Keynote Speaker, offered insight into his poems, which he then tied with the late Dr. King’s dream. Hayes interests lie in people – how they act, interact, and the outcomes of such interaction. He has a deep love of community, and in his poems one will see his views of how individuality enriches the nuances of community. His humor immediately caught the attention of the audience, and his thought-provoking poems had audience members captivated.”

January 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lock Haven University

Jersey Shore Area High School students are invited to enter an essay contest theme
about the legacy of MLK Jr.’s impact on their worlds.
Lock Haven University welcomes High School students on campus to join LHU faculty and students
to a special presentation to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

LHU Honors Martin Luther King and The Road to Freedom

February 2012

Bill Bond

Specialist for School Safety

Bill Bond is the NASSP Specialist for School Safety, co-sponsored by VALIC. Before coming to NASSP, he served as principal of Heath High School in Paducah, KY, where on December 1, 1997, a tragic school shooting occurred. This shooting, along with others across the nation, has precipitated Bond’s involvement in safe school awareness. In his role as specialist for school safety, Bond is a resource for principals’ organizations across the nation.

On Thursday, February 16th, Mr. Bond will visit Jersey Shore Area School District. He will deliver his presentation “Words Hurt the Heart” to students of the Jersey Shore Area Middle School and High School, and in a community presentation that evening.

Title: Words Hurt the Heart

To learn at high levels, students must feel safe and secure. However, school is not always safe and secure for a large number of students. Many students face humiliation from the words that are addressed to them by peers and teachers. Ridicule and bullying can make school a nightmare for many student victims. Bullying can be physical. However, the vast majority of school bullying is not overt violence, but covert social ridicule.

The evening presentation is open to the public and will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Jersey Shore Area Middle School Auditorium.

On February 17th, Mr. Bond will deliver his presentation “Safe, Supportive and Effective Schools” to all faculty and staff of the Jersey Shore Area School District.

Title: Safe, Supportive and Effective Schools

Students have a basic need to have a caring adult as part of their educational experience. Schools that satisfy basic student needs benefit from students’ improved attitudes and behavior. A challenging and engaging curriculum is equally important to a meaningful educational experience. This helps students learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally, and ethically. Promoting academic achievement is the essential goal for schools, but a supportive environment greatly contributes to student achievement.