District and high school administrators and teachers led a daylong trip to Maryland’s Bowie State Wednesday for almost 20 African-American CHS students to experience the 6,000-student historically black university and attend a women’s history month forum and panel discussion.
After touring the campus and learning about STEM- and communications-related careers, CHS students attended the inaugural forum “Going Back to Our Roots: Education.” Sponsored by the College of Education’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, the forum led attendees on a journey through music and art and highlighted the amazing work, historical impact and contributions in the field of education by distinguished guests Dr. Andrea Kane (Superintendent, Queen Anne County (Md.) Public Schools), Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises (CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools), Dr. Verletta White (Interim Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools), Dr. Monica Goldson (Interim CEO, Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools) and Dr. Diana Mitchell (Superintendent, Dorchester County (Md.) Public Schools). The students also had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State’s first female president.
Students who made the trek included Freshmen Breyanna Cooper, Amirah Simone Harris, Alea Pratt, Heaven Williams, Abigail Best and Milan Matthes, sophomores Cashmearmarya Charlotte Moore, Crae Menique Wise, Sabria Lilley, juniors Nailah Johnson, Zoe Moreland, Serena Williams and Joanne Herard, and seniors Kaisa Imani Codner, Lakenya Portia Codner, Analise Malcolm Tyndale, Ciani Minor, Camille Ross and Adena Harris.