Students attend minority achievement summit

ubmitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office C-SDHS and NDHS students attending panel discussion about Life as a College Student facilitated by Jerome Stover, DCPS supervisor of Accountability (standing).

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C-SDHS and NDHS students attending panel discussion about Life as a College Student facilitated by Jerome Stover, DCPS supervisor of Accountability (standing).

CAMBRIDGE — Sixty-five 10th and 11th graders from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School participated in the 2018 Minority Achievement Summit held recently at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and organized by the Minority Achievement Task Force of Dorchester County Public Schools.
The purpose of the summit was to “promote academic achievement and positive behaviors for minority students in Dorchester County Public Schools” by providing “an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, set goals to obtain high academic standards and to learn tools he/she needs to become college and career ready.”
Keynote speaker Lorenzo Boyd, Ph.D., associate professor at UMES and Criminal Justice Department Chairperson spoke to the students on “Preparing for the Dream.” Breakout sessions followed which included such topics as The REAL Essential Skills, College Life and Your Health, Who’s Telling Your Story, and Life as a College Student. There was a presentation by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, UMES’ Admissions and Recruitment team were available to answer questions, and students were able to visit the college’s bookstore.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Diana Mitchell said, “This annual event is another opportunity in our continuing work to close the achievement gap for minority students and help ensure every Dorchester County student reaches their potential.”

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