To bring Zahn McClarnon, CHS 1986, back to the Nest to speak with Central drama students, Freshman Academy students, and Native and Indigenous Centered Education (NICE) Program students about his time at Central, which launched a passion for film and a three-decade career in Hollywood!
More than 100 students from the CHS Drama Department, the CHS Freshman Academy students, and students from the Native and Indigenous Centered Education (NICE) Program attended McClarnon’s speech.
Commitment to Closing the Opportunity Gap
Students were given the opportunity to engage with an industry professional about his career as an actor, as well as engage with a Central alumnus about his academic achievements. This activity helps students realize their passions, and helps them visualize how they too can forge a path to achieve their own professional goals.
Translation to College and Career Readiness
Activities such as this encourage students to think beyond high school to their future careers. Such visualizing of their futures helps them best utilize the time they have in high school and helps them plan ahead toward college.