At a time when so many educator meetings are focused on the persistent learning loss plaguing city schools, the students of Friendship SE Middle School sent a crystal clear message to the city: give us the right opportunities and we will soar.

The winners of the April 10th Challenge are:

Stage Presentations

1st Place
Raegen Coby, Grade 6
Mass Incarceration of Black Males

2nd Place
Lesja Williams, Grade 5
Homelessness and Mental Health

3rd Place
Santino Hebert, Grade 6
Police Brutality

Board Presentations

1st Place
Serenity Lewis, Grade 6
Child Abuse

2nd Place
Janae Poindexter, Grade 7
Price Gouging

3rd Place
Rasheed Coleman, Grade 6
Youth Suicide in America