Covered Girl Challenge” event organized by Mason High School’s Muslim Student Association cancelled

SHAFAQNA – The Mason High School’s Muslim Student Association April 23 event – the “Covered Girl Challenge” – has been canceled by principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart.The cancellation, announced in a Thursday night email to MHS parents, comes in response to negative backlash received by school officials for an email sent by school officials earlier Thursday.

The initial, informational email sent by school officials from their Student Activities Department account publicized the event, and appeared to endorse it.McCarty-Stewart has apologized for the initial email, and to anyone offended by receiving it.“This (previous) communication should not have come from our Student Activities Department because this was a student-led initiative, rather than a school-sponsored activity,” McCarty-Stewart wrote in the email. “We will put procedures into place in the future that ensure that any communication from a school email is for a school-sponsored event, and not merely supported by a student-run group.

“As the event spread beyond our school community, however, we received many strong messages that made me reconsider the event’s ability to meet its objectives. I now realize that as adults we should have given our students better guidance. After much consideration and after talking with the student event organizers, we have cancelled the event.”

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