Black History Month Essay Contest Awards Reception

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation hosted an Awards Reception on Saturday February 28th at 5 pm. The event was in recognition of the Black History Month and celebrated the winners of the CLF sponsored Black History Month Essay/Poster Contest.

Around 100 people attended the reception. In attendance were winner students and their parents, principals, board members, and essay/poster contest team members. 20 awards were given in four different categories. Each winner was awarded a $50 Amazon gift card along with a certificate. The Awards are as follows:

High School Winners:

Jazmine Diggs (CSP)

Amber Dodd (CSP)

Sydney Tramontano (CSP)

Semah Davies (CSP)

Christopher Salley (CMIT-North)

Middle School Winners:

Bethany Jackson (CMIT-South)

Ashley Carson (CMIT-South)

Malaika Lee (CMIT-South)

Sontonye Wokoma (CMIT-South)

Ayomikun Oyemade (CSP)

Elementary was divided into 2 categories Posters and Essays.

Upper Elementary (grades 3-5) Winners (Essay):

Dailyn Wray

Pamela Ikegwu

Genesis Roberts

Sydney Wynn

Genesis Roberts

Lower Elementary (grades K-2) Winners (Poster):

Chantel Wright

Sydney Waytes

Kayla Thomas

Dante Jackson

Mason Rogers

We were thrilled to have special guest speaker, Author Yolanda D. Coleman. She gave a fantastic motivational speech about staying on the right path with a focus on our goals. She encouraged the students to stay strong in their desire to attain their dreams. She told them to surround themselves with people that will encourage them to follow their dreams and to stay focused.

Several Board members were in attendance along with CLF and school administration, staff and teachers.

The Essay/Poster Contest team members were awarded with a gift of appreciation. The team includes Mrs. McCallister (CSP), Mrs. Jones (CMIT-South), Mr. Conde (CMIT-North) and Ms. Watkis & Ms. Smith (CMIT-Elementary).

Overall this was a great opportunity for all involved to get to know each other and share in the accomplishments of the students. Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation looks forward to many more such occasions.

Sarah Blair

CLF Outreach Coordinator

 

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