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Second-Graders Shout Out to Shaquille O'Neal

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Mrs. Debbie Almeda poses with her second grade class. Credits: Debbie Almeda
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ELIZABETH, NJ – Shaq, are you listening? There’s a second-grade class in Elizabeth that would love to hear from the basketball star.

The second grade in question is Debbie Alameda’s at Madison Monroe School 16, and the event is the Black History Museum Walk. Each class was asked to choose a famous African-American to study. Then, on Feb. 25 and 26, those findings will be presented to the school.

In this second grade, the choice was just a little out of the ordinary. As Alameda explained, “Most people tend to think of Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King and rightfully so. But in our eyes, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to do someone who isn’t in history, but is making history.”

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Calling O’Neal an inspiration, Alameda went on to say, “You taught us that anything is possible. You give my students hope, and we really appreciate that.”

The classroom invites O’Neal to visit their "Shaqtastic" classroom.

To view the video, click  https://www.facebook.com/debz.dee.7/posts/10153632594443778

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