Zebulon Middle demonstrates its historical awareness

April 22, 2014 

The Zebulon GT Magnet Middle School teams are from left to right in the front row: Shelby McDuffie, Mitchell Wilson and Nobel Stanley. Second row: Letisa Vereen, advisor; Sandra Achonu, Larden Garland, McKinley Patterson and Mia Foster.

COURTESY OF LETISA VEREEN

The Zebulon GT Magnet Middle School team won first place in the 12th annual Carter G. Woodson African American History Awareness Competition.

This annual competition was sponsored by the Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The event was held Saturday, February 22, at East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh, with over 35 teams representing Wake County Public Schools on the elementary, middle and high school levels.

This year Zebulon Middle was represented by two teams and won the competition for the seventh consecutive year. Zebulon Middle School Teams I and II competed in the first three rounds of the competition and both ZMS teams faced off in the elimination round, leaving only Team I to compete in the championship round. Other middle school competitors were East Garner, East Millbrook, Ligon, Mills Park, North Garner, Reedy Creek, Sterling Montessori and West Millbrook.

As first place winners, each Zebulon Middle School participant received a certificate, a water bottle, a pivot sling bag and a trophy. First place winners from each division of the competition were also acknowledged at the monthly Wake County school board meeting Tuesday, March 4. Students from Wakefield Elementary School and Knightdale High School students were also recognized by the school board for their excellence in the competition.

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