Central Alumna Gives Presentation
Vanessa McNeal, Central High graduate from the class of 2011, gave two different presentations to several hundred CHS students and invited community members on May 6th. Vanessa is an award winning documentary filmmaker, national speaker and 2x Tedx speaker. She travels and speaks nationally about her personal story, social injustices, sexual violence, trauma, leadership, personal development, and overcoming adversity. Vanessa has received numerous awards for her work including being recognized as “Best Director”, Women Filmmaker Award of Recognition, YMCA “Women of Tomorrow”, 2018 STATEment Maker Award, and 2019 Inspiring Woman of Iowa- Courage recipient. CHS is proud of all her work and was honored to have her as a guest speaker.