Myers scribes prevail in city essay contest
N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2016) -- Being good writers recently paid off for four
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School seventh-graders.
Boubacar Barrie, Nyheem
Johnson, Sean Mitchell and Liv Nevo were among five winners whose essays
were chosen from among 147 submitted in a recent Albany Police
Department essay contest.
Each of the winners
received a fat-tire bicycle. (Mitchell is pictured at right with his
new bike and Police Chief Brendan Cox.)
The contest was open to
all students who live or attend school in Albany.
Each was asked to write about
one of the following topics: how do you plan to be successful in school
this year? What is a positive interaction you had with a police officer?
How can you make a positive impact in your community?
The winners were
recognized in a special ceremony on Nov. 15. All four Myers winners are
students of teacher Briana DelBene. Great work by all!
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High