Women We Admire Day
Photos from Women We Admire Day 2015
What is Women We Admire Day?
Stuart celebrates Women's History Month with a special day devoted to "Women We Admire." Students in the Lower School research a woman they highly regard and share their findings on her life and accomplishments in a "Talking Museum" where each girl dresses as her subject. We also welcome guest speakers including last years' Anne Murray Patterson '76, NJ State Supreme Court Justice, Molly Hillebrand Vernon '96, owner of Luxaby, and Kathleen Gittleman, owner of Pins and Needles.
Women We Admire Day was begun in 1984 by three Lower School teachers who, inspired by the new women's-recognition movement, reported to work one spring day dressed as notable women. The idea caught on as the students now take on the role of a great woman, past or present, who has made an exceptional contribution to society.
What Students Can Expect
Lower School students eagerly turn their creative talents loose for Women We Admire Day. The women selected represent a diverse group mirroring the interests and passions of each individual girl. The highlight of the day is the "Talking Museum" where each girl, dressed as the women she selected, presents a short presentation to passersby. Each visitor drops coins into a cup to hear the presentation, and the funds collected are donated to a nonprofit charity selected by the students.