Progress Elementary Students Remember Heritage by Dressing as Famous African Americans
- March 1, 2010
As part of Black History Month in February, some students at Progress Elementary School donned costumes to depict famous African Americans throughout history last Friday, February 26. In Ruth Ross’ first-grade class, student Preilo Beverly (first photo) put on a bow tie and suit and carried an extra long handkerchief just like the trumpeter Louis Armstrong. In addition, the first African American in space, Guion “Guy” Bluford, was the inspiration for student Daylon Moore’s outfit (second photo).
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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