District students win Black History Month contest
N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2019) -- Five City School
District of Albany students were among area winners in the Black History
Month Creative Expressions contest sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority Alumnae Chapter of Albany.
Winners of the written entry category included
Albany High School junior Mikayla Williams’ essay, “Black History Month:
A Need for Change,” and William S. Hackett Middle School sixth-grader
Rowan Hoehn’s essay, “Through the Eyes of a Child Slave.”
Art entry winners included “Colors Within Black
and White” by Albany High senior Annette Smalls, “I Have a Dream Scene”
by William S. Hackett Middle School seventh-grader Cole Solomon and “The
Jackson Five” by Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology
(TOAST) fifth-grader Lord Hannah.
The students will be featured in public-service
announcements throughout February.
Congrats to all of them!
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 18
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