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The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc.,(NSPDK) Pi Chapter believes that the teaching of African History and African American history and culture is important for all people. These two organizations will sponsor the fourth African American History Bowl for youth. This exciting academic competition will take place Saturday, June 3rd at The New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State St. from 12 to 4 pm. The academic competition is one of the many activities presented by the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County to celebrate Juneteenth. A variety of culturally significant activities will take place during the month of June throughout Mercer County
The teams participating in the African American History Bowl are Foundation Academy, Xinos and Kudos of NSPDK Inc. Pi Chapter and Lawrenceville High School. The previous contests have been exciting, and engaging learning activities for all who attend. Everyone, including the audience, gets caught up in the intensity of the competition.
Teams will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Dr. Charisse Smith, an administrator for the Trenton Public Schools will moderate the competition. There will be a special Libation Ceremony and Rites of Passage Ceremony that recognizes elders and the importance of preparing youth for future leadership roles. Numerous community leaders will serve in different capacities to facilitate the competition.
This event will be invigorating and educational for the team members and the audience as well. The spirit of competition will be felt throughout the room as students answer questions about the African and African American Experience that few people know. It will be a stimulating way to share the numerous accomplishments of African Americans and the contributions they have made to the world! It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the competition.
For more information or questions, please contact Ivey Avery 609 372-8999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.