Carver holds 'Black History Trivia Contest'

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

The Tokens of Love program at Carver Elementary School recently sponsored its eighth annual Black History Trivia Contest at the school.

Joel Miller and wife Joyce were the special guests at the program.

Miller served with the 332nd Fighter Group, the first all-black group of pilots to serve in World War II.

Miller spoke to the students about the importance of believing in themselves and never giving up.

The top three third-grade participants in the contest were Tizaerian Holden, first place; Altonia Moore, second place; and Kemaric Williams, third place.

The top three fourth-graders were Karla Cruz-Ochoa, first place; Unique Harrison, second place; and I’yanni Bullock, third place.

Achieving top-three placement in the fifth grade were Cam’Rom Branch, first place; Tiquirian Powell, second place; and Gage Boggs, third place.

Students who placed in the top three for two or more years received a $2 bill for their efforts.

Teachers from the school who helped officiate included Patricia Harris, Henri Parham, Randy Oxendine and David Stuckey. Each received a “Token of Love Gift” from program sponsor Marion B. Perry.

Hardison & Cochran Law Firm donated cash prizes for the top nine winners of the contest and also purchased consolation prizes for all finalists.