Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Pine Forge Academy (PFA) choir’s motion picture This is My Black was recently nominated for a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award in the Outstanding Breakthrough Creative category.

The musical, featuring the PFA choir, depicts the struggle and triumph of black teenagers in today’s time. It has been featured at several film festivals throughout the United States.

Mrs. Laura Short, the teacher of the Freshman Life Skills class, invited me to meet with the young men’s section. The semester, themed “Do Hard Things,” includes discussion of challenging subjects and practical handyman skills. I admit, we drifted from the suggested topic, as I shared my personal rehabilitation journey from COVID-19 pneumonia. I had been home for 15 months, after being discharged from a 3 1/2-month hospital stay.

Story by Courtney Dove

Kettering College is receiving funds from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for the Choose Ohio First (COF) program for eligible nursing students. In December 2022, the ODHE announced this same funding will now be extended to respiratory care and sonography students. 

Kettering College will receive $680,400 over the next five years for students participating in the COF scholarship. To be eligible, students must: