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6th Annual Greatness Beyond Teen Summit: Rising To Greatness 8/1-8/3

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Greatness Beyond Measure (GBM) brings its 6th Annual Teen Summit to the community with more than 16 activities for youth ages 12-19. Each year The GBM Teen Summit supports and celebrates the “Greatness” that resides within every teen and young adult .  GBM endeavors to create and promote rewarding opportunities that foster growth and maturity in the lives of the young, talented and gifted. And its a GBM_logolot of fun, too.

Events include the GBM Idol; Interactive Workshops; Career Mixer and Lunch; Shark Tank Competition; Stomp the Violence Step-Off; Basketball Tournament; and Praise in the Park Cookout, Scholarship Awards, Book Give-Aways and more.

This year’s celebrity guests include Actor/Educator/Activist Lamman Rucker known for his roles as T. Marshall Travers on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, and as Will Brown on the TBS sitcom Meet the Browns.  Also on the celebrity roster is the Atlanta based R&B duo The CraigLewis Band

Registration fee for the weekend event is $5.00.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Summit locations include Ringling College of Art + Design and the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. For more info check our event calendar or log onto http://www.gbmteensummit.webs.com and don’t forget to like them on FaceBook.

Greatness Beyond Measure Teen Summit – leading Newtown into its Next 100 Years.

4/22/14 Earth Day Event Rescheduled

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The Living With Trash documentary screening planned for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 has been canceled and will be  rescheduled for a later date.  Please visit our site for updates on that event.  Thank you.

Booker High School Closes BHM Events with Campus Grand Opening

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Friday, February 28th marked the grand opening of the reconstructed Booker High School Campus.  The event capped off a month long Black History Month series hosted by Booker High School that included artist James Pate speaking on his traveling exhibit “Kin Killing Kin”, a panel discussion on Local Black History, and A Celebration of African American History Through the Arts.  All events featured performances by the wonderfully talented Booker VPA Students.  All BHS classes received a guided tour of the school’s Historical Room, which highlights the legacy of Principal and Educator Emma E. Booker, along with significant historical moments for Booker High School.  The tours continue and may be scheduled by calling 941-355-2967.

The Newtown Centennial presented the Sarasota School Board and Booker High School Principal, Rachael Shelley with a certificate of appreciation for registering their Black History Month activities as a Newtown Centennial event, generating much enthusiasm and anticipation for the upcoming commemorative.

Thank you Booker High School for your support!