Heights students win Stop the Hate awards
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 is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.