The day was opened with the Current Events Quiz. I tried to make it easy, but, you be the judge.
1. Who was the Dallas County Constable recently voted out of office?
2. Who has expressed a concern about American families adopting?
3. The White House ordered the extension of hospital visitation rights to ________? 4. Name the U.S. Senator from Texas who decided to remain in office, despite talk of stepping down.
5. What does NAACP stand for? Be exact.
Tameka Calhoun of Paul Quinn College was the high scorer! After the Quiz, we talked about resumes and preparing for those “hard” interview questions. The question that seemed to be the most challenging: “What are your weaknesses?” Students also revised their resumes and wrote cover letters and letters of introduction. For lunch the speaker was Joyce Ann Brown. Ms. Brown spent nine years, five months and 24 days in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. She talked about the time leading up to her arrest, the trial, the impact on her family and what led to her release. Ms. Brown also talked about the work she has been doing since her release--she celebrated her 20th year of freedom last November. A regular speaker for the Urban Journalism Workshop, Ms. Brown stayed past lunch to talk with students and some purchased her book. During the afternoon session, we discussed what would happen on Week 12 and at the closing ceremony. Students turned in their stories and photos.
Special Thanks to: Natalie Brown of Subway for delivering lunch and Ayanna Smith for hanging out with the babies: Aaliyah and Maliyah NEXT WEEK: It’s a wrap. There will be the job interviews and completion of stories in preparation for the closing ceremony.