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The Board and staff of
the Greater Washington Urban League
congratulate the
National Achievers Society Inductees

Class of 2002.

On September 15, 2002, at Israel Baptist Church, 183 middle, junior, and senior high school students from Washington, DC, Prince George's County, Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland were inducted into the National Achievers Society. Each of the student inductees demonstrate on a daily basis that "Achievement Matters" by working to achieve and maintain a 3.0 or better GPA.

To date, over three hundred students have been inducted into the Greater Washington Urban League's chapter of the National Achievers Society.


On October 26, 2002, NAS students and their parents met Judge Greg Mathis, star of the Judge Mathis television show, during an Achievement Matters Forum . The forum was held in the Dunbarton Chapel on the Howard University Law School Campus. During the event, Judge Mathis spoke to the students about the importance of striving for excellence and keeping their eyes on the prize. The forum was attended by 90 students, 85 parents, and 35 guests and staff.

Others speaking during the forum included: Maudine R. Cooper, President and CEO of the League; Jerry A. Moore, III, Chair of the Board of Directors; Jerry Martin, Vice President & General Manager, WBDC-TV 50 and GWUL Board member; Timothy Wilson, student representative, DC Board of Education; Rev. Frank Tucker, First Baptist Church and GWUL Board member; and Thomas L. Bowen, Youth Minister of Shiloh Baptist Church. Entertainment was provided by the Wes Biles Trio and vocalist, Gail Dixon.
2002 Parent Expo Scheduled for September 21, 2002

The 2002 Parent Expo was held September 21st at the DC Armory from 12 noon to 5 pm. It was attended by approximately 4000 parents and their children. Over sixty exhibitors participated providing direct education and health services and information. Some of the exhibitors included: Department of Education, DC Public Library, the American Assocviation for the Advancement of Science, and Howard University to name a few.

During the Expo, 45 junior and senior high school were recognized for Doing the Right Thing: staying is school and achieving in one of 4 areas - academic achievement, leadership, community service and personal growth and development. Each student was presented with a plaque and a certificated during the program.

Four parents nominated by the DC Congress of PTA were also recognized for their contributions to schools and students.

For more information, contact Debbie Clark at 202-265-8200 or by e-mail at

DC Public Schools Immunization Camapign Underway
Is your child in compliance with the DC Public Schools immunization requirements? School regulations require parents to provide the proper documents to show that his/her child has been immunized. Approximately 600 students still need to provide the proper immunization record to the school(s). The majority of students who still need to be immunized or show proof of immunization are secondary students. Students without proper documentation will not be permitted to attend class. Community clinics are providing free immunization to those students who have not received the required shots. If your child is among those who still needs to be immunized, contact the school system or the city health department for the location of sites that are providing free immunization to students.
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