Senator Klein Presents Black History Month Contest Awards At P.s. 83


1st Place Award for her age category in his 2007 Black History Month Contest, which recognizes outstanding achievement in a creative interpretation of this year’s theme: Influential African Americans Who Have Inspired and Changed Our Country.

Julia wrote a poem and essay on Benjamin Banneker, a land surveyor, scientist, andabolistionist active in the 18thcentury.As part of her prize, Juliawon a$50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

Senator Klein presented the award in a special school assembly with both 5th grade classes,and held and informal Q & A on topics ranging from government to music.