PAMES Honors a Champion of Freedom

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“The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising when we fall.”
 – Nelson Mandela.

This year, Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School elected to honor Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy as the central theme of its evening Black History Month celebration. The evening’s festivities, appropriately entitled “Nelson Mandela: A Champion of Freedom” included performances by the 21st Century Club dancers, poetry readings by several students and a student skit about Mr. Mandela and his fight against apartheid. PAMES teachers Denise Graham and Kathy Hyland co-chaired the committee for planning the celebration, with Terry Kirkland Banks serving as mistress of ceremonies. There was also a display of African art provided by PAMES parent Theodora Eirebamen.