Students Learn The Power Of Music To Inspire Social Change


Students Are Reminded: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Oak Lawn Community High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society host an  annual motivational assembly in conjunction with the Student Leadership Conference.  The assembly aims to inspire, challenge and empower the Spartan community.  All students participate in the assembly while 105 student leaders participate in an all-day conference as well.     


This year's theme was Breaking Through the Noise: The Transformative Power of Music to Inspire Social Change.  The assembly took place on Thursday, November 10 in the Spartan Gym with guest speaker and musician Josephine Lee, President & Artistic Director of the Chicago Children's Choir. Josephine is the daughter of Korean immigrants, and she shared her own story of growing up as a minority in Chicago and how music helped her achieve her goals. 


Josephine and members of the Chicago Children’s Choir performed several songs for the school, all with powerful messages about diversity, unity and civic responsibility. The crowd favorite was Chicago Children’s Choir singer and Oak Lawn Community High School alum Philip Armstrong, who inspired the students and staff to belt out Ain’t No Mountain High Enough as closure to the assembly, complete with clapping, high-fiving, and dancing.


Senior Joshua Cash said, “The music was captivating.  Everyone coming together was the best part.  There are many different facets to show who we are and come together as a community to achieve the greater good.”

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