May 25, 2017 by marisol564
by Marisol Rendon
Our student spotlight is focused on a senior who went all the way to Washington D.C, Josie Bell. She was our advocate for student’s rights and our need for sexual education. She was invited to speak at before the U.S. Congress on sexual education. The association that invited Josie Bell was the National Governors Association.
The reason they had invited her to attend this conference is because she is an advocate for our generation. Another association she is involved with is the Black Women For Wellness. One of the main topics at the conference was abortion and the health choices women have, whatever color or nationality they may be. She also spoke about the quality of sexual education given to current high school students and various pregnancy prevention methods, such as birth-control pills and condoms. Furthermore, Josie spoke about the various diseases that come as a result of not knowing the proper ways to be safe while being sexually active.
She enjoyed having the opportunity to be invited to speak at the conference. She felt honored to have this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity happen to her. She also had the opportunity to go see the White House and see former president Obama. She said that she was happy she got to see Pres. Obama because she looked up to him as the first African-American president. Josie also had the opportunity to visit the African-American Museum on its opening night where she took the midnight tour at the museum.
Josie Bell had the time of her life visiting Washington D.C. She encourages people to travel when given the chance. “You never know if you will have the opportunity later in your lifetime,” she says.