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African American Read-In
Throughout the month of February members of the Charlotte Section participated in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual African American Read-in. Members went to various schools and churches and read the following books by African American Authors: Quiet Strength – The Faith and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation – Author Rosa Parks, The Negro Mother, a poem by Langston Hughes, Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes, and a creative re-enactment of Bessie Coleman where our member participated in the game “What’s my Line” while dressed as Bessie Coleman and presented information about her life as the first African American international aviator.
In November 2016, a STEM Fair for girls was hosted at Thomasboro Academy. The STEM Fair provided an exploration of the World of STEM for girls ages 5-15 and introduced them to a STEM summer program for girls, named Project Scientist. Some of the areas explored were nanotechnology, anatomy, math, engineering, and robotics. Thanks to the support of the presenters, and vendors; such as Bojangles, Aunt G’s Catering, Toys and Co., and Publix the girls enjoyed an exploration into the World of STEM while enjoying some delicious treats.