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JANUARY 2016: NEWSLETTER

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MEET SUSAN BROZEK SCOTT
by Beth Dolinar  

It would be difficult to watch a parade marching by without seeing the work of Susan Brozek Scott. In her roles as producer, organizer and, yes, marcher, Susan has left her mark on parade routes all around the Pittsburgh area. Susan, who will serve as Director of Luminari's I Want to be Ambassador! Camp for summer 2016, has a rich background of experience working with young people and the community... read more
RESOLUTIONS
by Gina Catanzarite, Director, Teen Writer!

Quite by accident, as I was doing research for a work project, I stumbled upon two quotes that set the tone for my 2016 New Year's resolution.
Quote #1 by Saleem Sharma: "A thousand moments lost because you took them for granted, just because you expected a thousand more."
Quote #2 is from the book "Belles on their Toes" by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey... read more
WHAT'S THAT SOUND? The Valiha
by Beth Dolinar

Starting in this edition of LUMOS!, we will be offering regular features about the unique and unusual (and sometimes downright strange) instruments we've never heard. And since we can't really understand an instrument until we've heard it being played, we'll offer links to sites where you can hear and see a performance ...  read more
FIERY START TO THE NEW YEAR

On February 8, we welcome the clever monkey in celebration of the second new moon of the winter solstice (Spring Festival). The 2016 Taoist element is fire, making this the Year of the RED FIRE MONKEY, a symbol of creativity, joy and intensity. Monkey years center on innovation, creativity and risk-taking, which fittingly complements Luminari's mission of broadening minds through creative and innovative programs. Happy Chinese New Year!
2016 SPONSORS
"Schell Games is proud to support the efforts of Luminari. Its dedication to activities that foster innovation, knowledge and community engagement is very much in line with our own corporate values. We are thrilled to have such a visionary organization within the Pittsburgh area."    -- Jesse Schell, CEO, Schell Games

"Berner International Corp. enthusiastically supports Luminari. In today's world, we need to develop the understanding that diplomacy can win as many, if not more, battles than violence. Diplomacy takes courage, strength and skill (qualities teens develop through Luminari's Ambassador camp), very different from just bashing someone over the head."    -- Georgia Berner, President and CEO, Berner International Corp.
LUMINARI programs are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and patronsWe are extremely grateful for their belief in our mission and continued support!!!
It's award season and Luminari is proud to honor exceptional students and schools with its own special distinction. Stay tuned, we will be announcing the winners in a few short weeks!!
WRITERS WANTED: We are looking for writers with an interest in sharing their knowledge and expertise in a variety of topics. If you are interested in writing for LUMOS!, click here.
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Luminari is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization founded to foster activites that broaden minds, inspire innovations and promote community engagement.

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