Carrollton had the pleasure of welcoming back alumna and photographer Starr Sariego '76. She was invited to speak to Upper School students about her collaboration in "The Art of Compassion" project on exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum. Starr gathered 20 fellow local and international photographers and paired them with women just released from prison. The project, created out of goodwill and hope, aims to redefine preconceptions of society and social justice through photography and powerful testimonies of women, all representing diversity in age, race and demeanor. The Miami Herald highlighted in a recent article Starr's mission to help these women overcome society's biases and get on with building productive lives. She credits Carrollton for instilling in her the importance of being socially aware and empathizing with the marginalized in our community. Her guest appearance at the school left an impact among our students of the power of just one individual to bring attention to, and improve the likelyhood of sucess for others outside the mainstream of our community.