Friday, March 22, 2013

March Mentor Day!

The March Mentor Day was spent with the wonderful team at the Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast Washington DC. Students and Mentors participated in a cooking demonstration with Chef Grace Lichaa, where each team made BBQ Turkey Mini Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Smoothies and Salads.

We would like to give a very special THANK YOU to mentor Stephanie Sneed for organizing this wonderful event! You are amazing, Stephanie!!!!

Take a look at March's Mentor Day:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TMA Senior Wins GW Tractenberg Scholarship!

On Wednesday, March 20th, Thurgood Marshall Academy senior DeLanté Fludd was awarded the George Washington University S. J. Tractenberg Scholarship, becoming TMA's fourth Tractenberg Scholar. 

The scholarship, which is valued at $200,000, is awarded to exemplary students graduating from an accredited DC public or public charter high school, and covers four years of expenses at GW.  

The announcement was made by GW President Steven Knapp and Karen Felton, GW's Director of Admissions, in front of the entire 11th and 12th grade classes. TMA alumni and GW students (and current Tractenberg scholars) Markus Batchelor and Moo Bae, as well as a representative from Councilmember Marion Barry's office, were on hand for the announcement.  We are so proud of DeLanté!

Monday, March 4, 2013

SGA Buddy System off and running

The Buddy System's first meeting!
Student Government has been hard at work running the Buddy System, in which underclassmen are partnered with upperclassmen peer mentors. This student-run program aims to help students connect with one another and use each other as a resource. Each meeting is designed with a different theme or activity to get students excited to work with their buddy, including icebreakers, movie days, scavenger hunts, trivia, and portfolio prep days. 

Junior Markel Lucas and his buddy, Freshman Amon Sutton participate in an icebreaker at the first buddy system meeting.

Rigbsy Law Camp Begins

Thurgood Marshall Academy Students Carlos Mcknight, Sakina Musa, LaDawn Curley, and Sydni Foshee are participating in the Law and Government Explorers’ Law Camp, which offers high school students mentoring relationships with professionals in the legal field. The program is designed to expose students to law and government career choices, as well as address issues relevant to student’s lives. 

Over the next few months, our students will learn about case strategy, direct and cross examination, and opening and closing statements in order to eventually participate in a Mock Trial competition in June. TMA students are very excited to learn more about the law and connect their experiences at school with the outside world. 

Green Club Shakes it Up

With all the great fruit and veggies from the Great Garden of Anacostia, the TMA Green club served up a variety of tasty shakes last week. Combinations of carrots, beets, celery, grapefruit, oranges, apples and ginger created delicious and healthy treats. Look out for more great food from Green Club this semester!