Two sophomores from Charlotte Christian were selected to participate in the Ally 'Girls Who Count' event held on National Pi Day and hosted by Ally Financial Inc. The first time event recognized and celebrated female high school students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district who have demonstrated an enthusiasm and aptitude for mathematics. Tiah Rowe and Kennedy Young represented CCS of the 100 students chosen from Mecklenburg County including public, private and charter schools, along with Upper School Math Teacher Susan Jones. The luncheon featured key speakers such as the daughter of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and the TODAY Show's Jean Chatzky as well as a host of local and Ally female leaders.
"At Ally, we firmly believe it's our responsibility as corporate citizens to make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live," said Diane Morais, President, Consumer & Commercial Banking Products, Ally Bank. "The Girls Who Count celebration is Ally's way of encouraging these young women to continue pursuing their passion for math and developing their skills so they'll be ready to explore multiple career paths and take control of their financial futures."