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Kayla Losh In the News

MHS English teacher Kayla Losh, her husband Matt, and MHS students have recently been in the news. Both WSNC TV and People.com have shared the incredible story of Ms. Losh’s decision to donate a kidney to her husband, and how the students, staff and Monroe community rallied behind the Losh’s to support them in their time of need.

In August of 2012 Ms. Losh and her boyfriend Matt were shocked when Matt’s previously diagnosed kidney disease put him in End Stage Renal Failure. Matt’s health quickly deteriorated and within months he was receiving daily home dialysis. Though the demands of his health seriously affected his daily life and ability to pursue his career dreams, Matt and Kayla faced the challenge together and were married in 2013.

Now married and facing the frustrations of awaiting a kidney transplant, Ms. Losh decided to have herself tested. Incredibly she was a match. Without hesitation, Ms. Losh began the process of donating her kidney to her husband.

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Civil Right activist tells students to learn from history's mistakes

“I didn’t want to be like the people who hated me. They taught me what I never wanted to be, and they taught me what I didn’t want to see happen to other people.” Minnijean Brown Trickey remembers quite vividly the day she and eight other black high school students walked into an all white school (Central High School) in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957 in the midst of a screaming mob of protestors. “I call it American terrorism at its finest, that went on for the whole year, toward us specifically,” she said. Trickey brought her message of courage and nonviolent protest to hundreds of students from Monroe High School and Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) on Wednesday (Feb. 4), a presentation that occurred in the auditorium at CATA. Her comments were also broadcast via the Internet to students in classrooms at Monroe High School and CATA.

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