AKA Sorority Leads Effort in Teddy Bear Project at Polk Elementary
- May 17, 2010
Pre-K students at Polk Elementary School were all smiles Wednesday, May 5, as they each received a stuffed toy bear to take home and were read books about teddy bears. The efforts were part of The Teddy Bear Project, a cooperative venture between members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, the Baton Rouge Association of Minority Firefighters and Wal-Mart on College Drive. Members of the local AKA chapters Gamma Eta Omega (graduate) and Beta Psi (undergraduate from Southern University) were involved in the project. The pre-K children (pictured -- Front Row: Jeremy Short and Justin Moss; Second Row: Kendall Tennart, Niya Lovelace, John Veal, Jamirah Carey, Jordan Rogers and Ashkan Bell; and Back Row: Jasmyne Richard, Renatiya Hall, Caleb Hamilton, Deontay Winfield, Furniyah Smith and Makayla Myles) actively participated in the storytelling by counting, pointing and describing the bears. Refreshments (Teddy Grams cookies, of course) were provided, as well.
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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