In honor of Black History Month South Plainfield Middle School students were given an opportunity to show their oratory skills. Students were offered a chance to recite a poem written by an African-American poet by memory. After choosing a poet the students recited the poem in front of the entire student body according to his/her grade level! This is the Middle School’s second year offering this competition and it has been well received. The winner is chosen by middle school teachers and receives a gift card. It is hoped that the event will continue to encourage acceptance and increase self-confidence in all students. We can’t wait for next February!
Middle School Students Recognized for Black History “Open Mic” Contest
Recent Articles Nearby
By TAPINTO NEWARK STAFFJuly 21, 2018
Newark, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.
Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...
By MARC RUSSINOFFJuly 21, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have acquired infielder Nate Coronado from the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League for future considerations.
Coronado will be entering his first season with the Somerset Patriots and was in his third season in the Atlantic League, having spent the part of this year with the Lancaster Barnstormers. He previously played for the Barnstormers in 2017 and ...
By PATRICK BOYLEJuly 21, 2018
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY- The Somerset Patriots (8-2, 43-30) topped the Long Island Ducks (6-4, 36-37) 8-3 in the series opener on Friday night at Bethpage Ballpark.
For the fifth consecutive ballgame, the Patriots scored first. On Friday, they struck for three runs in the third inning on RBI singles from Ramon Flores, Jermaine Curtis, and Yovan Gonzalez. The run-scoring singles were part of five ...
By MELANIE RAJPALJuly 21, 2018
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Growing up, Jailene Betancourt lived across the street from her local library and found a love of books and reading at an early age.
“My parents started bringing me [to the library] when I was about four and then they started letting me cross the street by myself when I was eight,” said Betancourt, who has served as a part-time library assistant ...
By LYNN GARAFOLAJuly 20, 2018
Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford. This means call Team Nest Builder’s Lynn Garafola at 973-222-3777 ...
By TAPINTO EAST BRUNSWICKJuly 20, 2018
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did not know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that a FBI Special Agent has been charged with illegally photographing a 22-year woman in a ...
By BETH MORONEYJuly 20, 2018
People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)
Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...