By Marie Perry
Communications Director for the School District of Belleville 

The World Needs More Empathy

Former BHS Graduate Delivers Powerful Commencement Address at UMD


June 9, 2022

As Belleville High School (BHS) graduates made their way to loved ones to give out flowers in acknowledgement of their special relationships of love, mentoring, support and kindness this last weekend, BHS alumni were also wrapping up the next stage of their success in commencement exercises around the nation. One of those special Wildcats was Eliza Woods, a 2018 BHS graduate.

District Administrator Nate Perry remembers it was not long ago that Eliza crossed the BHS stage, grasping her diploma in hand and excited for her future to begin, "Eliza was not the most outspoken student in her clas...

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