Last year’s grand prize winners Aysha Gray and Teona Adams take in Monuments at night.

Last year’s grand prize winners Aysha Gray and Teona Adams take in Monuments at night.

About Proud Past - Inspired Future

Proud Past - Inspired Future is a program that provides a platform for African American students (Sophomores and Juniors) attending Webster Groves High School to create expressions that reflect both an appreciation for their history and aspirations for their future.  An “expression” may be an essay, photo exhibit, painting, sculpture, song, short film or other form.

All eligible entries will be evaluated, and up to four participating students will be awarded the grand prize – a weekend trip to Washington D.C.  The students will join Julie Burchett and Dana Miller of WGHS for a weekend that will feature a tour of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, visits to other points of interest and meetings with African Americans who will provide personalized insights and inspiration to guide further studies and career pursuits.  Cash prizes will be awarded to qualified submissions. Two runners up ($200) and two second runners up ($100) will be presented as well.  Winners will be announced January 2019.

 
 
 

“As an adult, I was overwhelmed with the amount of history I did not know about my own people. This trip will be, without a doubt, a life changer for our WGHS students.”

 Dana Miller - Experiential Learning Internship Advisor, WGHS

Dana Miller - Experiential Learning Internship Advisor, WGHS

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