Twenty-five midshipmen were recently recognized by the Naval Academy for their efforts in tutoring students from Montgomery County's Banneker Middle School Black Honors Mathematics Society.
The midshipmen were being honored for tutoring 60 students from grades 5 through 12 every other Saturday morning at the Naval Academy. Focusing on math and science, midshipmen are often joined by faculty members who contribute to the tutoring efforts.
The society was founded in 1988 to promote academic excellence among black students, especially in the areas of mathematics and science. In addition to participating in tutoring sessions, students take field trips together to museums and universities.