May 24, 2012
The Normandy High School band performs as they march down Market Street during Sunday's Annie Malone parade. Normandy High School won 1st Place in Drum and Bugle Corp for the junior high and high school bands.
The first-place grade level winners from each elementary and middle school recently competed for the title of Spelling Bee Champion in the 2012 Ferguson-Florissant School District Spelling Bee.
The first-place elementary school winners include: Damon Conway, a fifth-grader at Cool Valley Elementary School; Abdullah Brown-El, a sixth-grader at Commons Lane Elementary School; and Marissa Hughes, a fourth-grader at Wedgwood Elementary School.
The first-place middle school winners include: Nida Mutan, a seventh-grader at Cross Keys Middle School, and Aric Clinton, an eighth-grader at Ferguson Middle School.
The district's Spelling Bee Champion for the second year in a row is Isaac Orbin, a sixth-grader at Wedgwood Elementary School.
James H. Buford, retiring president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Chief Apostle and Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ: Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. spoke at Kennerly Temple COGIC during a Friday night service. The103rd Annual Holy Convocation of Missouri's Eastern First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Churches Of God In Christ, convened at the church where Bishop R. J. Ward serves as Jurisdictional Bishop and Host Pastor.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks past Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 106-90 loss during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Monday night. The Thunder won the series 4-1, and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan defends against Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers during the Western Conference semifinals. The Spurs swept the Clippers 4-0.
The Boys Class 3 Sectional finals were held at MICDS on Saturday. University City senior Emmanuel Price took second in the long jump with a leap of 21-11.25.
The Girls Class 3 Sectional 2 finals were held at MICDS Saturday. University City's Kayla Heidelberg won the Girls 100 meter hurdles with a winning time of 14.91.
When James H. Buford, longtime President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, has announced his plans to retire a year from now. Buford, who turns 68 this week, has led the agency for 27 years. The St. Louis affiliate’s annual budget grew from $2.5 to $20 million under his leadership. Here, he has a spirited conversation with Tishaura Jones.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton looked on as Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The St. Louis American, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Washington University on Friday.
Washington University’s 2012 class president Alexander Stanley Cooper addressed an audience overflowing the campus Quadrangle on Friday at the university’s 151st Commencement.
Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools; Julie Beede, 2012 SLPS Teacher of the Year; and Jeanine Zitta, Principal of Dewey International Studies Elementary School.
Last Sunday a bone marrow drive was held at Prince of Peace Church for 18-year-old Dre’Neria Westbrook. The Seckman High School student is in serious need of a match due to a very rare form of cancer. Karen Cade, a 20-year member at the church, talks with Juanita Wilson, a nurse practitioner, about the simple bone marrow registry procedure.
This is what life after Fire Chief Sherman George looks like at the St. Louis Fire Department – an all-white honor guard representing the STLFD at the Annie Malone May Day Parade, led by current chief Dennis Jenkerson, who was Mayor Slay’s personal preferred pick to replace Chief George. For shame!
Andrew Goodin, Chemistry Teacher from Soldan International High School; Carol Loeb, a math teacher for 49 years and active volunteer who serves on the Science Center's Board of Trustees; and Carol Valenta, Chief Scientific Officer for the Science Center.
Stephen P. Rhodes, managing partner and founder of Strategic Partners Wealth Management in Creve Coeur
Haley A-bel, Aaron Harris, Michelle Hiner and Mack Caldwell at Fathers’ Support Center and ARCHS’ 2nd Annual Youth Striving for Success Luncheon.
More than 5,000 job seekers attended last year’s Career Fair organized by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay. His 7th Annual First District Career Fair will be held on Monday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Harris-Stowe State University’s Emerson Physical Education & Performing Arts Center.