Mary C. Snow

Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary - Partnerships in Education

Fifth grade students at MCSWE participated in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day essay contest held by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Students composed essays entitled "Martin Luther King Jr. Through My Eyes" to give their perspective on Rev. King's legacy. All the students that participated were recognized with an award and certificate. Additionally, seven essay winners were selected and given a plaque and gift card. Students also heard from several members of Alpha Phi Alpha, who took time to discuss their career paths and give tips for a successful education.

    In addition to the essay contest, MCSWE partnered with the YWCA of Charleston and Read Aloud WV to provide students and teachers with free books that discuss African American history.