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Students compete to demonstrate black history knowledge

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on February 29, 2012 1:46 PM

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Kenada Grantham, of Norwayne Middle School, listens as moderator Robyn Wade quizzes him during the 2012 NAACP Black History Quiz Bowl, held Tuesday night at Wayne County Public Library. In honor of Black History month, the contest featured 21 middle school students from around the county answering questions on important moments and people that have shaped the role of African-Americans in the United States. Three eighth-graders were in the top three places. Returning champion Waverlea Brown from Rosewood Middle was in first place; Kayleon Dortch, also from Rosewood Middle, in second place; and James Pemberton-Coley, from Pathway Christian Academy, took third place.

The study packets were distributed a month ago. Public, private and home-schooled students in grades six through eight worked individually and in groups preparing for the annual Black History Quiz Bowl, held Tuesday night at Wayne County Public Library....

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