Frederick County Public Schools has released the video featuring winners of the Black History Month Writing Contest.
The video is the culmination of a systemwide Black History Month Writing Contest that the FCPS Public Affairs Department initiated, encouraging students to write and submit entries about the contributions of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Each school was invited to submit entries from no more than two students. The students responded to writing prompts specific to their grade levels. A total of 62 entries were received and evaluated based on rubrics developed for each level. The video features the two winners from each level--primary, intermediate, middle and high.
The winners are as follows:
Primary Level (grades K-2) – Middletown Primary student Raphael Tsanga and Deer Crossing Elementary student Eden Warwick;
Intermediate Level (grades 3-5) – Lewistown Elementary student Soren Tversky and Monocacy Elementary student Salma Mahford;
Middle School Level (grades 6-8) – Crestwood Middle student Reilly London and Oakdale Middle student Fisayo Oyolola;
High School Level (grades 9-12) – Urbana High student Daniella Bowie and Walkersville High student Reuben Puthumana.
The Black History Month video airs on Comcast cable channel 18 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. Non-cable subscribers may view the program here and via links FCPS will post to YouTube and via Twitter, Facebook at and online at www.fcps.org/tv. The public may also subscribe for links to FCPS TV programming via FindOutFirst at www.fcps.org/fof by selecting the news group called FCPS Television, YouTube Videos.