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Release Date: 2/13/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

Public invited to BCPS Black Saga Challenge finals

Elementary, middle school students demonstrate their knowledge of black history, culture

What: The public is invited to attend the finals of the annual BCPS Black Saga competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of black history and culture. The finals are free and open to the public.

Participating Teams:

The elementary competition will consists of 12 teams from eight schools. The middle school competition will feature six teams from four schools. Teams have been awarded their placement in the finals based on their regional competition scores.

Participating elementary schools:

  • Berkshire
  • Cedarmere
  • Chapel Hill
  • Joppa View
  • Mars Estates
  • Milbrook
  • Stoneleigh*
  • West Towson*

Participating middle schools:

  • Catonsville*
  • Deer Park
  • Dumbarton
  • Northwest Academy of Health Sciences

*Denotes that a team from this school won their regional competition.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Check-in at 8 a.m.)

Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Rd., 21204

Background: This year, in addition to studying facts, teams also participated in a book study and will be asked questions about the following books: “The Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down" (for elementary students) and “The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano" (for middle school students). The competition began with 44 teams from 19 elementary schools and seven middle schools.

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