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The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers Annual National Convention

Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers  Annual National Convention

What an awesome experience!  The Patriots traveled to participate in the National Society of Black Engineers 37th Annual National Convention held in St. Louis, MO, on March 24-27th was indescribable.  Seeing thousands of young professional men and women come together to handle their business of preparing for college and achieving their career goal was simply incredible.  And, for the Patriots, our participation gave each and everyone who attended and/or contributed to this experience something to be proud of. 

Hundreds of DC High School Students Prepare for Their Day in Court

This story comes to us from Sarah Medway:



NSBE National Conference

Over fifty members from the Patriots (NSBE, Jr. Chapter) and their parents are off to join over 10,000 members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in St. Louis, MO, for their 37th Annual Convention held March 23 - 27, 2011!  The Annual Convention is the premier event for the organization which encompasses members from around the world. 

GWU President Knapp Talks About What The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Awards Mean To The University

Today, Wednesday, March 23, Steven Knapp, President of The George Washington University, surprised several D.C. high school seniors in their classrooms to inform them that they had been selected to receive a Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship from the University.

The awards cover tuition, fees, room, board, and books for four years at GW.  

There are nine recipients of the award this year, including Adam Middleton of Benjamin Banneker High School.  

Watch Middleton's emotional reaction to receiving the award as well as the video of Middleton's surprise in-class ceremony

Emotional Reaction By Benjamin Banneker High School Student When Surprised With Full-Ride To GWU

This morning, Adam Middleton, a Benjamin Banneker student, was surprised in his classroom by the President of the George Washington University.

Steven Knapp told him he was one of nine D.C. high school seniors who had received the Stephen Joel Tractenberg Scholarship Award from George Washington University. 

The scholarship that will cover tuition, fees, room, board, and books at the University for all four years.

You can the see the video of the entire surprise ceremony here.

Check out the video above to see Middleton's emotion reaction to receiving the award, and what it means to him and his family.