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Edgewood High School Senior Wins Champions of Courage Contest

Nia Hammett, a senior in Edgewood High School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, won 1st place this year in the Fox 45 Champions of Courage Essay Contest.  Nia appeared on a Fox 45 news broadcast to read her winning essay, and the station awarded a cash prize to Nia and to Edgewood High School.  Nia’s essay highlighted the activism of Ms. Bonita Holland, a leader in Harford County’s Black Youth in Action organization, who inspired her to form the Black Student Alliance (BSA) at Edgewood High School.  Edgewood’s newly formed BSA is an organization devoted to promoting and affirming diversity at Edgewood High and is open to students of all backgrounds.  Nia and other BSA members created a video that circulated on the internet showcasing the diversity of Edgewood High.  Students are also visiting classrooms during the month of February to highlight poetic conventions and language in modern rap as part of the African-American Read-In.  In addition to the Champions of Courage contest, Nia was also the winner of the VFW Voices of Democracy Auditory Contest.  Congratulations to Nia, and thank you for your contributions to the HCPS community!