Howell Park School Welcomes Grammy Award-Nominee Nnenna Freelon
- February 4, 2011
On Tuesday, January 25, Howell Park Elementary School’s third graders welcomed six-time Grammy Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon (pictured, right) as she performed and shared her love for children and education. Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of jazz." She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and many others. In addition, Freelon has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival and other major venues. Howell Park students enjoyed her performance and talk
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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