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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1999
For more than two decades, alumni of the former Robert Moton School have encouraged young African-Americans in Carroll County to embrace the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s love for learning by awarding scholarships to local youths.Since 1973, they have been holding annual events -- a King breakfast each January and a dinner dance each spring -- to raise money for scholarships. This year's dinner dance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Martin's Westminster."We're hoping to raise about $5,000 at the dinner," said state Treasurer Richard N. Dixon, president of the Former Students and Friends of Robert Moton School Inc.Nearly 300 people are expected to attend the event, which will honor graduates of 1939, 1949 and 1959.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Dez Wells and LeVelle Moton are not blood relatives, though the Maryland junior guard calls the North Carolina Central basketball coach "my uncle. " They were planning to have dinner Monday night along with Wells' mother, Pam, and Moton's wife, Bridget, after Moton's team practiced at Comcast Center in preparation for Tuesday's game against the Terps. “After we have dinner, then we can become competitive monsters until after the game,” Moton said Monday. In retrospect, Moton said he regrets scheduling the Terps.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | April 12, 1992
Sidney Sheppard recalls wearing a coat all day in school to stay warm even though the furnace ran full blast, going to the bathroom in outhouses and conducting science labs with candles rather than Bunsen burners.The former Robert Moton School in Westminster lacked the supplies and resources of other schools in Carroll County, but the dedication of its teachers helped compensate for the shortcomings, said Mr. Sheppard, who attended an annual reunion Friday night for the last all-black school in the county to close its doors.
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September 9, 2009
On September 2, 2009, MARTHA. Visitation 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, Wednesday 3 to 8 PM. Family will receive friends Thursday at Berea Temple 7th Day Adventist, 1901 Madison Avenue, at 10:30 AM, funeral to follow at 11 AM.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2002
The Class of 1952 from Robert Moton School in Westminster, once Carroll County's only school for black students, celebrates its 50th reunion today with an investment in the future. Ten of the original 18 members of the class plan to attend the annual dinner sponsored by Friends of Robert Moton School, and they are donating $1,100 to a scholarship fund established 30 years ago for the county's African-American students. The organization has raised nearly $70,000, money that has helped pay college tuition for about 100 students.
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By Mary Gail Hare and By Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2001
As former students of Robert Moton School gathered in Westminster yesterday for their 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast, they reminisced about their days at what was once the only high school for black students in Carroll County. The breakfasts started in 1987 to remember King, to raise scholarship money - more than $62,000 to date - for African-American students in Carroll and "because we wanted some action taking place in Carroll County that was sponsored by African-Americans," said Sidney Sheppard, a 77-year-old alumnus who later returned to the school to teach and coach.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | January 22, 1992
Strains of "We Shall Overcome" rang out from more than 500 voices aspeople stood proudly and clasped hands firmly in tribute to the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr.Led by the 10-member Bowie State University Gospel Choir, people swayed gently as they sang the standard of thecivil rights movement in memory of a man who gave his life to it.Tears streamed down many faces as memories rushed in with each powerful refrain. As they sang "We'll walk hand in hand," the crowd raised joined hands high.A floor-to-ceiling banner with King's likeness, painted by Theresa Franklin of here, hung on the wall of Martin's Westminster Saturday for Saturday's fifth-annual King memorial breakfast, organized by the Former Students of Robert Moton School.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2005
The mesmerized pupils at Robert Moton Elementary in Westminster contorted their bodies so their eyes could follow the African dance troupe prancing about the school's gymnasium. The eight dancers, their lean bodies adorned in the traditional clothing of dark reds and deep oranges and draped in the beadwork of their Kenyan and Tanzanian homelands, whistled and chanted as they strutted along the edges of the audience and down the middle aisle in a demonstration of the Maasai tribe's shepherd song.
NEWS
August 22, 1993
This year, the Pupil Transportation Office of the Carroll County Board of Education, in cooperation with the local media, has listed bus routes by school rather than by attendance area. This should greatly simplify the process of finding the correct bus route for your child.Willis Street at Court Plaza - A.M. ONLY (Bus # 3 in p.m.)20C ROBERT MOTON8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.% Along Washington Road50C ROBERT MOTON8:25 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.Route 27 at Goldenrod TerraceAlong Cranberry RoadAlong Center Street at apartments(# 115)
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October 23, 1992
Moton pupils collect supplies for hurricane victimsRobert Moton Elementary School has adopted Bel-Aire Elementary School in Dade County, Fla., which was seriously damaged by Hurricane Andrew.The school plans to collect books, school and office supplies for the students there. Cash donations will be used to purchase larger items such as bulletin and chalkboards. Materials are due at the school by Oct. 30.Volunteers are needed to help sort and package the items.& Information: 848-3900.POLICE* Westminster: An automobile valued at $3,510 was taken from Steve Bosley of Old Bachman Valley Road on Wednesday.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | March 25, 2007
Parents and children settled on blankets and towels and waited for the show to begin. It was an evening at the zoo. Only this time, the animals from Frederick County's Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo were coming to them. The adventure was all part of the Judy Center's parent involvement night at Robert Moton Elementary School. "We try to do at least one thing fun and different," said Tammie Polk, parent involvement night coordinator for the center, which holds monthly sessions with a focus on children up to age 5. Besides enjoying the sensation of super-soft fur, the roughness of reptile ridges and the powerful pipes of a parrot, the young viewers were treated to a nature lesson.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | December 17, 2006
The table in front of Rose Hess was covered with crafts and foods from the Philippines. The items included a miniature bamboo house scene in a bottle, and a bowl of noodles and vegetables that represent long life in her native country, said Hess, a Robert Moton Elementary School assistant teacher. A few feet away, Aratha Smith, a teacher with the Families Learning Together program, displayed foods and clothing from Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria. Smith also showcased a Kwanzaa candle holder called a kinara, and two wooden crocodiles that her uncle brought to the family 60 years ago. Another table held books about Christmas in Australia and coloring book pictures of koala bears.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | May 21, 2006
Sitting on the cafeteria floor at Robert Moton Elementary in Westminster, some of the children swayed to the rhythm of the musicians' beats, while others clapped to melodies they had never heard. The tunes may have been unfamiliar, the lyrics sung in foreign languages and some of the instruments a bit exotic, but the pupils were nonetheless mesmerized by the alternately vibrant and soothing sounds emanating from the school's stage. About 450 pupils at Robert Moton and hundreds more at West Middle in Westminster were treated last week to performances by a contingent of an ensemble of about 35 musicians from 19 countries - including Iran, Israel, Korea, Canada, Turkey and Denmark - that is touring the United States this month.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2005
The mesmerized pupils at Robert Moton Elementary in Westminster contorted their bodies so their eyes could follow the African dance troupe prancing about the school's gymnasium. The eight dancers, their lean bodies adorned in the traditional clothing of dark reds and deep oranges and draped in the beadwork of their Kenyan and Tanzanian homelands, whistled and chanted as they strutted along the edges of the audience and down the middle aisle in a demonstration of the Maasai tribe's shepherd song.
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January 30, 2005
County's birthday will be celebrated Wednesday The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its Carroll County's 168th Birthday Bash from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robert Moton Elementary School, 1413 Washington Road, Westminster. The event will celebrate the efforts and legacy of the county's two Robert Moton schools and the Robert Moton Alumni. The current Robert Moton School is the second county school to be named in honor of Moton. The first was the county's black high school, dating to the era of segregation.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2004
A portrait of Richard N. Dixon, former state treasurer and longtime Carroll County legislator, moves from the obscurity of the artist's home to a place of prominence in the lobby of a Westminster elementary school today. Dixon will be on hand for the dedication ceremony and plans a few impromptu remarks to an audience of pupils, teachers, former legislative colleagues and county officials gathered at Robert Moton Elementary on Washington Road. "I thought the portrait-hanging days were over for me," he said.
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January 30, 2005
County's birthday will be celebrated Wednesday The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its Carroll County's 168th Birthday Bash from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robert Moton Elementary School, 1413 Washington Road, Westminster. The event will celebrate the efforts and legacy of the county's two Robert Moton schools and the Robert Moton Alumni. The current Robert Moton School is the second county school to be named in honor of Moton. The first was the county's black high school, dating to the era of segregation.
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