Mr. Valenzuela
18May/12

TBA Eighth Graders Meet Civil Rights Icon Dr. Terrence Roberts!

Last night, 22 eighth graders from TechBoston Academy were selected as part of an essay competition to meet one of the Little Rock Nine, and Civil Rights icon, Dr. Terrence Roberts! Students got a chance to have an intimate meet-and-greet with Dr. Roberts before an event being held at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. Several students participated in the event as panelists and essay readers. Approximately 100 students competed against one another in an essay competition held in their Civics in Action class. Students wrote persuasive essays asking the Little Rock Nine Memorial Committee to build a new memorial to honor those that helped to desegregate Central High School. Students were selected by a committee of TechBoston Academy faculty and staff.

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