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Racial Harmony The Gathering: Students Reaching Out, Taking a Hand and Lifting Up

posted Feb 27, 2017, 7:55 AM by Karin Buckingham   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 7:55 AM ]

The Center for Racial Harmony presented the 24th Annual Racial Harmony Gathering on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville.  Established in the 1990s, Racial Harmony is dedicated to promoting understanding, cooperation and communication among all races and ethnic groups.  This celebration recognizes the achievements of local youth, and the commitment and support of community leaders.  The 2017 Racial Harmony awards are presented to outstanding students who have demonstrated the qualities of peacemaking, goodwill, and harmonious respect for all people.  This year’s winners include the following District #118 students: 


Willie Marchbanks, Grade 6, Abraham Lincoln School
China Littlejohn, Grade 6, Douglas School
Marley Fuhrman, Grade 5, Franklin School
Xavier Holloman, Grade 6, Henry Raab School
Marta Silva, Grade 2, Jefferson School
Cecilia Murnane, Grade 4, Roosevelt School
Cornell Eiland, Grade 1, Union School 
Victoria Adewole, Grade 5, Westhaven School              
Jordan Warner, Grade 8, Central Junior High School  

Andre White, Grade 8, West Junior High School