Community Service Ambassadors have hosted monthly “Community Pantry Day” events where they provide fresh produce, toiletries and bagged breakfasts.

The next rally is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast DC

“Take the Shot, Youth Giveaway”

Young people in DC, ages 12 to 17, who have been vaccinated are eligible to win a $ 25,000 college scholarship or an iPad with a pair of Beats headphones.

Eight students will be selected as potential scholarship winners as participants in the “Take the Shot, Youth DC Giveaway,” aimed at protecting more DC residents from the spread of COVID-19.

Thirty-two students will be selected as potential winners of a new iPad and a new headset.

A student is eligible to win if they have received at least one of the two required COVID-19 vaccines. Once the students’ names have been drawn, a district representative will contact their families to confirm the student’s immunization status.

More information about the Take the Shot, DC Youth Vaccine giveaway can be found on the DC website.

Collaborative poem

A class of seniors recently read an article on learning loss which led to a conversation about how the perspective of young people was not reflected in the story.

As the students reflected, they wrote down what they wanted people to know about them and how the pandemic and virtual learning impacted their lives.

Their teacher, Karen Lee, later adapted a lesson in “Poetry of Defiance” from the Zinn Ed Project, which helped tie the students’ thoughts together to create a poem.

Students in the news

A group of DC area students that included Prince George County and Fairfax County recently gathered for Fox 5’s “Good Day DC” to discuss their return to learning in no one in their respective schools.

Students at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast DC as well as schools in the surrounding area said they were very excited to see their friends again.

For the most part, most of the students who participated in the news station interview admitted that they were not too worried about their return to school, as it was still too early to assess how things were going. pass.

Vaccination program

Through a partnership between the DC Health Department and Giant (Food Stores), a DC Vaccination Center has been established in Thurgood Marshall to provide free routine and COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged three to 18 or residents of DC as well as those who attend school in DC

Vaccination appointments are available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays until the end of September. Please register at vaccinate.dc.gov.

TMA is also now providing space at the front of campus for a long-term COVID-19 kiosk provided by Curative Inc. which will offer community appointments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Editor

I knew I had to become a writer when at the age of nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother and, with tears in her eyes, apologized profusely. Of course, my embarrassed mom took care of me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Today, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as an editor. Other than that, I continue to create original YouTube videos, participate in an acting guild, and be part of my church worship dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular at the gym and enjoy taking long road trips that include fun hikes in Miami, Florida, and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m ready to hit the road again in early 2017, heading to New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who loves interior design – did her undergraduate education at Virginia Union University and graduate school at Virginia State University.

Norma P. Rex

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