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Brilliant Beyond Words: Winners of Adelaide Sanford Institute Oratorical Competition Announced

Lift Every Voice: Vice Chancellor Emerita Adelaide Sanford (seated) and Dr. Linda Patterson, standing left, joined the audience, coaches, judges, teachers, parents and more in applauding high-achievers in the 7th annual Adelaide L. Sanford Institute Oratorical Contest who proudly hold their medals. Public School 56 – Lewis H. Latimer School hosted the May 4 event which was generously supported by Intersections International. Brooklyn’s esteemed educators Michele Weekes, Deborah Knight and Viola Abbott were the Contest Coordinators. Lester Young Jr, Regent At Large, Board of Recents of the University of the State of New York, is the chief facilitator. Photo: Kailand Phillip


Final winners in the 7th Annual Oratory Contest presented by the Adelaide L. Sanford Institute surround their mentor, Vice Chancellor Emerita Dr. Adelaide Sanford (seated, foreground center) in the P.S. 56 auditorium, last Saturday, May 4. The young winners are, standing, left to right: Angelo Manato, Zoe Simpson-Lenette, Emily Castro, Nahian Chowdry, Danielle Hutson, and front row, left to right: Alexis Dainty, Tiana Hall, Allana Richardson. The final winners by school level and ranking are: Elementary School :1st Place- Miss Dainty, PS 256; 2nd place- Miss Simpson-Lenette PS 3; and 3rd place-Miss Castro, PS 21 and Miss Hall ,PS 5 (there was a tie for 3rd place); Middle School Miss Richardson, George H. Murray Academy and High School 1st place: Miss Hutson, Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology; 2nd place-Miss Chowdry, Benjamin Banneker Academy High School, and 3rd place-Mr. Manato, Bedford Academy High School. Photo credit: Kailand Phillip

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