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Student on the street: women in history

By Amyia Davis
On March 19, 2019

Student on the street: Students offer opinions on their favorite woman in history and why.

Women’s History Month is the acknowledgement of influential women who have made contributions to history. 

According to, Women’s History Month began in 1981 when Congress declared March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week.  As time progressed, Congress continued to pass resolutions to continue the week in March in which women were celebrated. In 1987, Congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. Since then, there have been a series of proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month. 

Tech students shared their favorite women in history and why. 

“My favorite time in history is the Civil Rights Movement. This probably sounds cliché but Rosa Parks. Like just standing up for what she believes in and what she believes is her right,” Sydney Stalling, freshman, special education.

“The first one that comes to mind is J.K. Rowling. I’m pretty sure she is an advocate for women’s rights and I know she put a really strong woman character in ‘Harry Potter,”’ Rachel Johnson, freshman, nursing.

“Jackie Robinson’s wife in just how supportive when he was coming into the pros. The way she was supportive and the way she aided her husband to be able to do what he did and be able to be supportive considering the things he endured,” Adam Horton, junior, computer science.

“I would probably say Helen Keller because she was diagnosed as being both deaf and blind but she still managed to persevere through that situation,” Miranda Maples, senior, chemical engineering.

“I am a big family person so my mother and my grandmother are big influences on my life. My grandmother came from a house of seven brothers and she grew up taking care of them and she finally got the chance to pursue what she wanted to be and became an RN. So, she laid the foundation of going after to further her education and that moved me to do that as well as my mother,” Ethan Jennings, sophomore, civil engineering.

“I have to say Betty White. She was born before sliced bread, so sliced bread is the best thing since Betty White,” Joseph Medrano, freshman, accounting.


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