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Richmond County Chapter - Shaunte Colbert, Winner of Our Women in History Essay Contest

Author: Communications Committee/Tuesday, April 05, 2016/Categories: General, Chapter News

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The Richmond County Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of the NYSW RC Chapter’s Women in History Essay Contest, Shaunte Colbert,for her essay on Ella Baker. Shaunte began her essay by writing “I’m going to tell you about this amazing woman names Ella Baker.” Shaunte will read her essay at the Award ceremony on March 9th at the groups meeting commemorating Women in History Month.

Shaunte Colbert is a member of the 5th grade class of PS 16. With the help of their teacher, Ms Kathleen Bayer and the support of Principal Michelle Ramos, the 5th grade class was invited to enter the essay contest and write about a woman in history, living or dead whose life has had an impact on our community or the world; and to include what lesson can be learned from her.

Richmond CountyPictured: left to right, Marilyn Ingeno, President, Richmond County Chapter, Chris Cabella, President – Elect, Richmond County Chapter. PS 16 Principal, Shaunte, background: her sister, mother and father

 
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