Sharing the Platform with Congressman John Lewis

Sharing the Platform with Congressman John Lewis

On Tuesday April 10th 2018, I took part in a major gathering to bring attention to a serious issue that is plaguing many communities. A group of students, including myself, were invited to the Friendship Armstrong campus to participate in an interview session and panel discussion with none-other-than Congressman John Lewis.

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Marching Titans Support Georgetown Football Team

Marching Titans Support Georgetown Football Team

On Saturday, November 18th, the Tech Prep Marching Titans Band took a trip to Georgetown University to support the Georgetown Football Team at Cooper Field. We performed in the stands throughout the game to support the football team. We also played for the halftime show on center field to provide some entertainment to all of the Hoyas fans.

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FNN Hosts Blow Pierce Book Party

FNN Hosts Blow Pierce Book Party

On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, FNN reporters from Tech Prep and Collegiate joined pre-k-1st-grade students from Blow Pierce to celebrate the arrival of the FNN Online Book Club. Students celebrated the fun of reading with us by having what we like to call a “Book Party”.  Scholars participated in fun and exciting activities that had to do with their favorite books and stories.

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North Korea Conducts a Successful Missile Test, What Does This Mean?

North Korea Conducts a Successful Missile Test, What Does This Mean?

On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, North Korea had a successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM. In short, they picked a fine day to do it— America’s Independence Day. The nuclear-tipped missile flew 37 minutes before coming down 930 km from where it was launched.

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Tech Prep's E1 BUILD Students Complete Their First Selling Event

Story by Jerell King Photo from www.friendshipschools.org.

May 3rd, 2017 marked the day that Tech Prep’s BUILD team completed their first major selling event at the Friendship Tech Prep. This time around, all of our BUILD teams got the chance to sell the actual products that we have worked very hard to produce. Everyone sold products at the event and got the chance to finally make some money from all of our hard work.

Some of the featured products that were on sale included my “Insta-Laptop”, the STEM Fair winner that turns your phone into a computer; the “Snack Jack” and the “Snack Up”—two devices that will revolutionize the world of snacking, and many more.

Overall, I am proud of myself and the rest of the BUILD team for pushing through and completing our very first selling event.

Jerell King is a 9th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.

 

A Wonderful Trip to New Haven, CT

A Wonderful Trip to New Haven, CT

From April 17 - April 19, 2017, three reporters from Tech Prep and two reporters from Collegiate had the chance to take a trip to New Haven, CT over spring break. We were able to tour Yale University’s famous Beinecke Library to view the Harlem Renaissance exhibit. We toured the entire Yale campus along with the engineering school. We stayed at the Friendship News Network director Ms. Kaufman’s house in Hamden, CT which is about 20 minutes from New Haven.

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Why Are These Teens Missing?

Why Are These Teens Missing?

Since January 2017, there have been a numerous amount of teens missing in Washington, DC. Where are they going? Are they running away? Are they being kidnapped? Why are most of these things happening to African-American and Latino Girls? Read more to find out what teens in the community think about this issue.

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All About our Former President, Barack Obama

All About our Former President, Barack Obama

This past year, we saluted and said farewell to our inspiring former president, Barack Obama. President Obama was and still is a great leader to the people of America. But how did President Obama become the wonderful leader he is today? Let’s take a look back at Barack Obama’s story about how he became the great person he is today.

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The New Edition Miniseries—A Powerful and Inspirational Look Into the Lives of Music Legends

The New Edition Miniseries—A Powerful and Inspirational Look Into the Lives of Music Legends

On January 24th, BET aired the three-day event “The New Edition Story” which takes you on the journey of the legendary R&B music group, “New Edition”. This epic three-part series takes you through the lives of Bobby, Mike, Ralph, Ricky, Ronnie, and Johnny Gill. 

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Tech Prep’s First E1 BUILD Pitch Competition

Tech Prep’s First E1 BUILD Pitch Competition

On, Wednesday November 17, 2016, Tech Prep’s BUILD program launched its first idea pitch competition. All BUILD participants were dressed in their business suits and dresses ready to present their ideas. All BUILD mentors came out to support us and judges were there to assess our pitches....

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The Birth of A Nation, The Revolutionary Story Of Nat Turner

The Birth of A Nation, The Revolutionary Story Of Nat Turner

On September 19, 2016 all of Friendship’s high school campuses got together at the Community Theater to watch the amazing film, “The Birth of A Nation.” “The Birth of A Nation” tells the story of Nat Turner, who led one of the greatest and bloodiest slave rebellions in history....

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NFL Protests Continue To Raise Questions And Lower Ratings

NFL Protests Continue To Raise Questions And Lower Ratings

As NFL athletes continue to protest during the National Anthem, NFL ratings have gone down. The protests started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting during “The Star Spangled Banner” at the 49ers first regular season game nine weeks ago (which the 49ers lost).... 

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Do You Know About Tech Prep’s Marching Band?

Do You Know About Tech Prep’s Marching Band?

Have you ever wanted to know who represents the Tech Prep name? Well you should look no further, because it’s Friendship Tech Prep’s very own Marching Titans, directed by none other than Dr. Keith Kilgo. The Marching Titans perform at many different places including Georgetown University, Anacostia Park and the Friendship Tech Prep campus....

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