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Parent Night: Social Media

IMPORTANT! Social Media Guest Speaker for MSHS Parents and Students

Parent Night: Thursday, February 7th @ 7pm in the MSHS Gym - Earn Volunteer Hours and Credit towards Fundraising Obligation. Please attend.

According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers use social media sites to research potential job candidates, a 600% increase since 2006. Kaplan Test Prep’s 2017 survey found that 35% of college admissions officers checked the social media profiles of applicants. With the continued growth of social media, it’s important for people to understand the ramifications of the things they post – both positive and negative. The world will see you for what you post, not who you really are.

On Friday, February 8th, the students will hear from Ben Tracy, a person who learned the hard way the price one can pay for inappropriate posts on social media.

On paper, Ben had done everything right – graduated magna cum laude while double majoring, collegiate athlete, member of the Student Senate, and won many awards for academic and extracurricular excellence. Yet, a few ignorant comments on social media cost him a job and caused embarrassment for Ben and his family. Ben hopes telling his story will motivate people to use social media productively and think twice before they post.

In order to foster conversation at home, Ben will be speaking to parents on Thursday, February 7th, at 7pm in the MSHS gym. All families who attend will receive 2 Parent Volunteer Hours and $10 Credit towards their Family Fundraising Obligation.