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The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Baker Gives Central High School Students A Lesson in Local, State and Federal Government

This story comes to us from Christy A. Lipscomb:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – As the 7:45 a.m. bell rang, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III stepped into teacher mode to give Ms. Smith’s Central High School students a lesson in local, state and federal government.


Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers Annual National Convention

Patriots traveled to National Society of Black Engineers  Annual National Convention

What an awesome experience!  The Patriots traveled to participate in the National Society of Black Engineers 37th Annual National Convention held in St. Louis, MO, on March 24-27th was indescribable.  Seeing thousands of young professional men and women come together to handle their business of preparing for college and achieving their career goal was simply incredible.  And, for the Patriots, our participation gave each and everyone who attended and/or contributed to this experience something to be proud of. 



NSBE National Conference

Over fifty members from the Patriots (NSBE, Jr. Chapter) and their parents are off to join over 10,000 members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in St. Louis, MO, for their 37th Annual Convention held March 23 - 27, 2011!  The Annual Convention is the premier event for the organization which encompasses members from around the world. 

Bullying Has Run Rampant for Prince George’s County Schools

This year has been a particularly tough year for Prince George’s County Public Schools when it comes to bullying.  There have been stories upon stories about the struggle combating this problem.  Most recently, there was a story of a boy, Darrell Forrest, at Friendly High School, who was physically, verbally and emotionally abused by a group of students at his school.  Since the incident, his mother has taken him out of school and is looking for a solution after several attempts to get the school’s administration to handle it.  Last year, there was also a well publicized incident at Bowie High School, where the bullies’ attack on one student actually became a Facebook video, and resulted in the parents also removing their child from the school.


14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology.  Look for more information soon.