Eleven of Zebulon Middle School’s brightest won first place in the annual Carter G. Woodson African American History Awareness Competition sponsored by the Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
More than 30 teams from Wake County elementary, middle and high schools gathered at East Millbrook Middle School Feb. 23 for the competition.
This is the sixth year Zebulon Middle School’s three teams have won the competition, according to their advisor, Letisa Vereen. Zebulon Middle school Teams I, II and III competed in the first three rounds of the competition, but Teams I and II were eliminated from the championship round. They competed against East Millbrook, West Millbrook and Reedy Creek.
During the final two championship rounds Zebulon Middle Team III dominated the middle school competition and won the first place title. Teams members received a certificate, water bottle and a trophy. First place team members included their captain, Muhammad Ibrahim; co-captain, Jada Arroyo, and team members Antoine Mays, and Julian Vereen.
Team I participants included Lauren Dunn, Mia Elliott and Nobel Stanley. Team II members included Khadeem Dublin, Elliott Foster and Skylynn Wiggins.