Oakland Mills Middle is black history winner

April 19, 2002

The 100 Black Men of Maryland Inc. held its third African American History Challenge on Saturday - and Oakland Mills Middle School won.

Middle school teams from Baltimore City and Prince George's County also participated in the competition, held on the campus of the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville. The youths answered a series of questions about people, places and events in black history.

Oakland Mills team members Tiffany Goins, Britanny Harris and Amanda Monique Cobbins each received a certificate, a trophy, a T--shirt and a $50 savings bond. The team, coached by Faenita Dilworth of the Black Student Achievement Program, received a championship trophy and a plaque.

The 100 Black Men of Maryland, a nonprofit affiliate of The 100 Black Men of America Inc., is dedicated to improving the quality of life for minority families in Maryland. The group provides mentors, tutors and scholarships to young black men and social and academic programs.

The Oakland Mills team will compete in the National African American History Challenge in Orlando, Fla., in June.

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