The evening of April 25th, history was made on many fronts. Mia Neal, a Gary native and 1997 graduate of Horace Mann High School, won an Oscar in the area of Make-up and Costume Design, becoming the first female African-American do so.
"We often boast about the many accomplishments of Gary Schools alumni. Once again, the eyes of the world are on Gary, Indiana as we celebrate the Oscar win by Horace Mann High School graduate Mia Neal. We are beyond proud of her for reaching this major accomplishment and for being another great example of the exceptional alumni that the Gary Community School Corporation continues to produce," said Dr. Paige McNulty, GCSC Manager.