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Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend

 

By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015

 

Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.

 

About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.

Contact

To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:

 

Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244

http://www.scsk12.org/schools/btwashington.hs/site/calendar.shtml

teciamarshall@gmail.com

marshallt1@scsk12.org

 

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2015-2016 Executive Board & Committee Chair Nominations are OPEN May 1–May 12

 

Email Lori Spicer at ipp@mulyp.org to nominate yourself or a fellow young professional in the city, May 1- May 12. Provide the name, desired position and email address so they can be contacted. Must be a financial member by April 30to be eligible for the MULYP Board Positions. To join MULYP, sign up atwww.mulyp.org/join.

 

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President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Public Relations Chair, Membership Chair, Committee Chair Positions: [Interview process after elections]

Civic Engagement & Advocacy Chair, Community Service & Outreach Chair, Youth Mentoring & Development Chair, Social & Cultural Events Chair, Financial Literacy & Advocacy Chair, Health Literacy & Advocacy Chair, Personal & Professional Development Chair, Social Media Manager, Historian

 

 

Communities of Change, Heifer’s International 70 Year Celebration
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm
National Civil Rights Museum, 45 Mulberry St.
Join an evening of celebration for Heifer’s International’s 70 years of creating a more just and sustainable world at one of Downtown Memphis’ jewels, the National Civil Rights Museum. The event will start with an informal information session from 5:30pm-6:00pm, and will end with an outdoor mixer featuring locally-grown food. Registration Required: 
www.heifer.org/communities

 

VolunCheers, Tuesday, April 22, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Sign-up for VolunCheers benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis located at 7136 Winchester. Complete an easy volunteer task, meet new friends and sample some great local adult beverages. RSVP Required:http://www.bit.ly/VolunCheers

 

Power Lunch Series, Wednesday, April 23, 11:30am-1:00pm

Emerge Building, 516 Tennessee St.

Don’t miss out on an engaging conversation with Kevin Bruce and Monice Hagler of Hagler Bruce Turner Law, PLLC on the topic of “Ethical Leadership: Moral Compass in the Workplace.” Discount Code: POWER,http://mcpowerlunchseries.eventbrite.com/
Power Lunch Series #2

 

Turn Your Passion Into A Paycheck Webinar, Wednesday, April 23, 11:30am-12:30pm

Join the National Urban League for a webinar on Former YP Presidents, turned Urban League CEOs, Kevin E. Hooks and Nolan V. Rollins. They will discuss their paths to success. Register TODAY: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/698825089

 

Chris Garner and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm

University of Memphis, Rose Theatre, Doors Open at 6:30pm, Free Admission

Few stories are as inspiring and moving as Chris Gardner’s rise from homelessness to become the owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC, the bestselling author of the autobiography The Pursuit of Happyness, and inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Will Smith in the role of Chris Gardner. Surmounting acute obstacles throughout his life, Gardner shares with his audiences the keys to self-empowerment, and the message of beating the odds and breaking cycles. Now, his presentation has been enhanced to include much of the pragmatic wisdom featured in his second book Start Where You Are.

 

 

Venture Match in Memphis, Thursday April 24, 5:00-7:00pm

Owen Brennan’s, 6150 Poplar Ave, Free Admission

Venture Match’s intent is to host opportunities for meaningful dialogue with some of our top innovators, to explore market interest in current research, and to match entrepreneurs and industry with inventors and their technologies. Commercialization of technology is a contact sport – the more opportunities to connect people and engage them in conversation, the better for our chances for a match.  Five presenters from the Memphis start-up community will demonstrate where their technologies intersect the marketplace. RSVP Required:http://venturematch-memphis.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw

 

Image Control: Photography, Fashion & Black Feminine Identity Lecture

Thursday, April 24, 6:00pm, Cotton Museum, 65 Union Ave.

Join the Cotton Museum for a lecture with Dr. Earnestine L. Jenkins entitled “Image Control: Photography, Fashion & Black Feminine Identity.” Her lecture will be the third installment of our art event and lecture series, Black, White and Beauty: Confronting Race and Feminine Identity in the South. Our series addresses the historic and cultural perceptions of beauty for Black and white women – and how that history continues to influence our lives today. The event is free and open to the public and features a complimentary Museum tour, cocktails and reception.

 
TRASH MOB, April 25, 11:00am-1:00pm (See Attached Flyer)
Trash Mob

 

12th Annual Southern Hot Wing Festival, Saturday, April 26

11:00am-8:00pm, Mississippi River Park (Downtown)

Another year of fun, food, and music all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. $15.00 Admission. Visit website for more information and to register your team, volunteer, or become a sponsor. www.southernhotwingfestival.com

 

Cinco De Mayo Painting with a Twist Party, May 5, 7:00pm-9:00pm

3116 Village Shops Dr, Ste 22, Germantown, TN 38138

Join us for a fun night out of Painting with a Twist! Grab some friends, bring your own bottle of wine or beverage of choice and let us do the rest! You will paint along with a local artist who will show you step-by-step how to paint the featured painting for the evening. No experience necessary! Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided. At the end of a 2 or 3 hour class you will leave with your own masterpiece. $35 to join in on the fun. RSVP at president@mulyp.org.

Cinco De Mayo Paint Party

 

 

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Paid National Media Internships for Minority Students 

 

The Emma Bowen Foundation is actively seeking applicants for its paid internship work/study program with national media companies. Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduating high school senior or college freshman, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, and plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States, and speak and write English fluently to be considered. Your grade transcript, at least two (2) educational references from teachers and/or advisors, and a 500-to-1,000-word essay must accompany the application form.

 

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.

 

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program-students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

 

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have 260 active students nationwide and more than 500 graduates. Approximately 70-80 new students join the program each year.

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Click Here to Apply for Media Internships by January 31, 2013

Elaine Baker, Ph.D, MSW

Mississippi State Social Action Coordinator

Bolivar County Alumnae Chapter Political Awareness and Social Action Chair

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