Golf Tournament Raises About $26,000 for Scotlandville Magnet High School’s Engineering Ed Programs
- May 4, 2011
More than 30 golfers wearing caps, carrying clubs and racing around in carts showed up in mid-April at the The Bluffs Country Club in St. Francisville and raised about $26,000 in a tournament that benefits Scotlandville Magnet High School’s engineering education programs.
Beatrice Arvie (pictured, right), director of the Academy of Engineering at Scotlandville High School, was joined by East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden (a Scotlandville High graduate) (left) on the links for the annual fundraiser. It is sponsored by the Scotlandville Magnet High School Engineering Advisory Board to help fund classroom resources, teacher stipends, professional development, engineering education support, field trips, student scholarships, Princeton Review classes for students and the Moonbuggy Team’s efforts.
As a result of the fundraiser, Arvie also was able to secure almost 40 student internship positions by networking with business representatives at the event. Such internships are required by the school’s partnership with the National Academy Foundation. This is rare for most high school Academies of Engineering that have only been in existence for three years, like the one at Scotlandville High, Arvie said.
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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