A couple of months ago, we announced in a post that Shade It Black was selected for Miami University’s Summer Reading Program. In this program, every incoming Freshman received a copy of Jess Goodell’s book to read and then discuss with fellow students and teachers on the day of their convocation.
In addition to this, Miami University also established a contest in which the students reflected on how they or someone close to them has been impacted by an event of global significance. The entries to this contest have started to come in, and we’re excited to see more of them. It’s great to see the effect that Shade It Black has had on these new students.
The convocation for Miami University took place on August 17th, and Jess was the featured speaker for the event. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments this summer and we’d love to share a short clip of her appearance at the convocation with you: