EBR Accelerated Academy Students Create Ornaments To Help Others
- December 16, 2008
Several East Baton Rouge Accelerated Academy students recently participated in Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Ornament Project to help end poverty in developing countries.
Students like (pictured, left to right) Ebony Williams, Iesha Thomas and Candy Parker painted and decorated Christmas ornaments for the project, which is underwritten by the Whole Planet Foundation. By handcrafting beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind ornaments, they make a small difference in the world. The student’s ornaments are now being to help fund the project at Whole Foods Market on Corporate Boulevard. Glen Oaks High School students also participated in the event separately.
The Foundation’s primary mission is to help end poverty in developing countries through micro loans to small business owners. Many are less than $200 and have an average payback rate of 98 percent.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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