Heights students win Stop the Hate awards

Dasha Garner, Kyree Hunt, Dayvionne Briggs, Datara White and Maurice Powers (from left), perform their winning song. Photo credit: Anthony Gray

A Heights High senior English class and Henry Pentecost, a Roxboro Middle School eighth-grader, were among the winners in the Maltz Museum’s annual Stop the Hate contest.

Donna Feldman’s second-period senior English class won first place in Youth Sing Out, the songwriting portion of the competition.

Pentecost was a finalist and overall second-place winner in the eighth-grade division of the competition’s essay contest. He is a student in Zakiyyah Bergen’s social studies class.

The high school students wrote and performed “Can Anybody Hear Me?” a song about institutional and individual hatred and racism, and won $5,000 for anti-bias education at Heights High.

Joy Henderson

Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 12:02 PM, 05.17.2016