Dr. Robert B. Ingram Hosts
African "Rites of Passage" Seminar

February 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

Dr. Robert B. Ingram's "Read to Lead" program held its first ever "Read to Lead" Apple iMovie Academy Awards on Tuesday December 17, 2002 at Brentwood Elementary School.

Five finalists were selected to create an iMovie on their families. The winners were, in First Place, Daniel McKenzie, in Second Place, Jonathan Barros with Alexis Britt in Third Place.

Greetings were given by Brentwood's Principal Dr. Samuel J. Stinson with Assistant Principal, Ms. Gloria M. Young speaking about the popular Read to Lead competition. Prizes for Best Producer were taken by Isaiah Williams while Best Director went to Second Place winner, Jonathan Barros. First Place winner, Daniel McKenzie to the award for Best Story and Best Narration. The prize for Best Audio went to Rodrice Jordan.

Miami-Dade School Board staff members Erhabor Onaiwu and Kathy Johnson administered the Apple iMovie Competition under the direction and supervision of Dr. Robert B. Ingram, Vice Chairman of the School Board and Board Member for District 1 schools.

The Read to Lead program activities are designed to encourage strong reading habits with creative activities that make the words 'come alive' to enhance the academic performances of elementary students in District 1.

For more information, contact Dr. lngram's office at 305-995-1334.

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