Student Historian

Madalyn Mentor is a sophomore vocal performance major at Berea College.  She was born in Iowa, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.  She attended the Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville.  In addition to singing, she plays the piano and composes music.  Other interests include cooking, enjoying the outdoors, sewing, politics, music theory, and literature. One day, she hopes to be a professional performer and live in Europe.

Clara McBride Hale (1905-1992)

Clara McBride Hale, founder of Hale House, a nationally recognized facility for the care of addicted children, was born on April 1, 1905 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When Hale was a youngster, her family experienced tragedy.  Her father died, … Read MoreClara McBride Hale (1905-1992)