Mary Catherine Thomson, a rising junior at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, has been appointed to the Horizons Atlanta board of directors as one of its student board members. Thomson will serve a two-year term, helping to recruit and train student volunteers. Shewill also participate in monthly board meetings, assist with fund-raising, and present a public face of Horizons to the community.
Horizons’ mission is to provide an academic, cultural, and recreational program to diverse students from low-income families. The program is designed to participants realize their full potential through building problem-solving skills, fostering awareness of community responsibility, instilling respect for oneself and others, and encouraging a life-long interest in learning, said Director Scott Tucker. Working in partnership with families, Horizons serves students of varying academic abilities throughout their childhood and adolescence.
Thomson succeeds 2012 HIES graduate Emma Borne on the Horizons Board and will be working with rising senior Emma Van Beuningen, who is in the second year of her term.