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Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers Annual National Convention
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Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers  Annual National Convention

What an awesome experience!  The Patriots traveled to participate in the National Society of Black Engineers 37th Annual National Convention held in St. Louis, MO, on March 24-27th was indescribable.  Seeing thousands of young professional men and women come together to handle their business of preparing for college and achieving their career goal was simply incredible.  And, for the Patriots, our participation gave each and everyone who attended and/or contributed to this experience something to be proud of. 
  
After weeks of attending workshops and preparing for the competitions lead by Patriots NSBE Advisors Ronald Royster, Michelle Causey and Marcus Barber, it was exciting to see the KidsZone grades 3-6 (Charis Houston, Juls Andrew Obejero, and Nikayla Sims) and Math Counts (Ari Henry, Samuel Young, Justin Davis, Lolade Omokanwaye, Karis Speed, and alternate Darren Sims) teams compete for the first time.  Their preparation was not in vein because both teams were 2nd Place winners.  In a Math Counts lighting round that included the top 12 world wide highest scoring students, Patriots very own Lolade Omokanwaye claimed 2nd place!

Then it was on to the fierce Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) high school competition.  Bryan Royster, Maryam El-Amin, Houston Hill, Mayowa Omokanwaye and alternate Clyde Davis members of the Patriots team, made it passed the first and second round of eliminations and made it to the finals of the TMAL competition.  It was an enormous challenge among students from around the world and we placed 4th.

Guest Speaker LL Cool J presented awards at the Golden Touch Awards where several of our Alumni members were honored.  Alex Roberts (George Washington University) an alumni of the Patriots Robotic team was the recipient of the awesome $180,000.00 scholarship awarded by the United States Navy.  Tristin Young, our past Executive Board Vice President, received a NSBE Academic Excellence scholarship for the second consecutive year.  Way to go Patriots - producing significant, outstanding scholars.

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