Everyone has their own issues. Things like self-confidence, anxiety, putting yourself out there, and maybe being vulnerable can be a struggle for many. Sometimes the person will know that he/she has these issues, while others don’t. These problems, depending on how severe they are, can affect one’s mental health.Read More
First, let’s start by defining gentrification. Gentrification happens when a run-down part of a city is renovated so that it can be improved. Once that happens, the low-income people who live within the renovated areas are forced to leave because they can’t afford to live there anymore.Read More
The story of Cyntoia Brown is a very popular and interesting one. When Cytonia was just 16 years old, she murdered and robbed a man named Johnny Michael Allen, because she was forced to have sex with him by a pimp who had taken advantage of her because she was homeless.Read More
At Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy we have three academies that high school students can attend throughout their four years of school. Of course when you are a ninth grader you are in the Freshmen Academy and once you are a tenth grader until your senior year you can either be a part of the Academy of Engineering or the Academy of Urban Ecology.Read More
At Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy we’re getting ready for PARCC. There are different sessions for us to make sure that all of our Titan scholars get a 4 or 5 on PARCC. The different sessions are: PARCC Push on Fridays because we have half days, TNT Saturday Camp and tutoring sessions after school so students can get a clarification on the things that they have problems with.Read More
On February 28, 2019, Tech Prep and many other Friendship schools went to Collegiate Academy to participate in the Black History Bowl. There were three people to each team, and I, R’Nasia Murphy, was lucky enough to be a part of the Tech Prep team!Read More
In the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, the Friendship Tech Prep High School campus began to move from Chromebooks to Apple products because Apple gives us a chance to be more innovative and creative with the technology. Teachers were able to get an iPad or MacBook.Read More
On February 26, 2019 the Friendship Tech Prep Academy Varsity Boys basketball team won the PCSAA championship basketball game. Not only that, the team was undefeated all season long. The game was against Cesar Chavez. Tech Prep staff members, students, and parents were all there to support our basketball players.Read More
Gender injustice/inequality means that men and women are not treated equally. Women and girls are impacted by gender injustice because some men think women are weak. Women have always been discriminated against at home and in the workplaceRead More
Friendship Tech Prep Varsity Blue Belles and Beaus cheerleaders made it into the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Our Belles and Beaus are making history at Tech Prep by being the very first cheer team to compete in the Ufit High School championships. These wonderful student athletes got the chance to stay in Charlotte North Carolina and get the HBCU experience.Read More
Story by A’Myri Thornton. Photo by Sean Beach
MAR. 19, 2019: On March 8, 2018, my fellow FBLA (Future Business Leaders Of America) members and I attended our first FBLA DC competition at the One Judiciary Square Conference Center. We competed with other schools such as McKinley Tech and Friendship Collegiate.
There were different categories to compete in and mine was the job interview. In order to get prepared, I had to create a cover letter and resume for the job that I wanted. Some of the other categories that my peers entered included graphic design and public speaking. I was nervous about the interview but overall I feel as if I did an amazing job. They asked me fashion-related questions because the job that I chose was Fashion Stylist. After everyone competed in their categories, we ate lunch and closed out.
Nialiyah Brown won in Introduction to Public Speaking. Jadia Davis and Ny’Sjae Palmer won in Business Plan. TaQuan Pratt and Tymia Jones won in Graphic Design, while Jadia Davis won in Sales Presentation. Last, but not least Sean Beach won in Job Interview.
I’m so proud of my team members for winning our first competition. Now they’re going to San Antonio for nationals from June 28th to July 3rd. Overall it was a fun and new learning experience and I’m ready for next year's competition.
A’Myri Thornton and Sean Beach are 10th grade scholars at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.
On Friday, March 1, 2019, in celebration of Read Across America, my fellow FNN peers and I went across the street to Friendship Southeast Academy and volunteered to read to students in grades Pre-K3 through 1st grade to celebrate reading and make it interesting and fun for the kids.Read More
Many parents tell me that the decision to skip their child is a big one. I can see why— students who skip are forced to be with older kids, be influenced by them, developing the fear they’ll be put behind because of the material they hadn’t been able to learn and many other reasons.Read More
MAR. 15, 2019: On February 12, 2019, the Friendship Tech Prep Blue Belles had their first competition of the year which was a great opportunity and experience. Leading up to that day they had many obstacles to face, but that didn’t stop them from winning.Read More
On February 22, 2019, Friendship Tech Prep’s Future Business Leaders of America team attended our very first LifeSmarts competition at UDC Law School. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, the nation’s pioneering consumer organization. LifeSmarts is an educational opportunity for students in grades 6-12, that teaches financial and consumer literacy through fun activities.Read More
Every couple of months throughout the school year, Tech Prep scholars take the MAP Assessment which is a computerized test that gives teachers and school administrators a look at where their students stand academically. The MAP test is usually taken 4 times a year: Fall, Winter, Mid-March, and Spring.Read More
This school year, Tech Prep has selected a phenomenal Teacher of the Year nominee. Ms. Clara Epps was voted by many staff members, parents, and students to be this year’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Epps definitely deserved it and this was a major accomplishment for her.Read More
Colorism is discrimination against people based on their skin tone. Usually colorism discriminates against people of a darker skin tone. So people would think colorism in the black community would be rare since we all are black and we all face discrimination.Read More