American Education Week 2015 Begins

American Education Week at Banneker was kicked off with a guest speaker, Yasmine Arrington, an alumna from the class of 2011. She delivered an inspiring message saying “the tassel is worth the hassle” and you can achieve anything if you put in the hard work.

Arrington encouraged her student audience to take this message and apply it to their lives because society expects black to youth to fail, and that stereotype must be broken.  According to Arrington, students must break the thoughts that they are inferior to others, that they won’t graduate, and that they will become the undervalued of society.

Students were encouraged to “think like an Achiever and prove this stereotype to be wrong.”

Banneker students were impressed with Arrington’s achievements and believe themselves just as capable as her.