The Blair County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently conducted a TV show titled ''Who Wants To Be a Millionaire of Black History Education'' on the Public Access Channel.
The annual event is held in celebration of Black History Month.
Students from Altoona Area Junior High School and Altoona Area High School participated.
Taking part in the Blair County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire of Black History Education’’ on the Public Access Channel were (from left): front row — Andrew Burlingame, Marsha Barnes, Lacree Nick and Chalia Davis; back row — Cory Brubaker, Charles Hawkins, Xavier Pierce, Bert Johnson, Deron Lee and Jordan Sneed.
Local NAACP president Donald Witherspoon said he hopes that not only were the students educated, but the public as well.
Participants included Andrew Burlingame, Marsha Barnes, Lacree Nick, Chalia Davis, Cory Brubaker, Charles Hawkins, Xavier Pierce, Bert Johnson, Deron Lee and Jordan Sneed.
The students will be guests at the annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in April at The Calvin House, Duncansville. At that time, the students will receive plaques and certificates.
The NAACP thanks student advisers Nancy Cherry, Maureen Calandra, Drew Yingling and Christy Halerz; the Rev. Calvin C. Edmonds; Jim Woomer and the Blair County Genealogy Society; Julie McCoy and Curtis Smith of the Altoona Walmart; Tom Burchfield of Walmart Distribution Center, Bedford; Allan Robinson of Blair County Community Action; and Dave Dravis and Angela Lynch of Copy Rite.