Latest Posts

  • Memorial Senior Dezhan Dillard, Breaking Barriers

    James Madison Memorial High School Senior Dezhan Dillard talks about his path to being the first Black male dancer on the JMM Pom Pon squad and what it has meant for him and the school.
  • Someone to watch -- and read

    Tziah McNair is an up-and-coming writer.
  • Shooting pucks, throwing pots

    Max Chambers is a gifted potter as well as a talented hockey player, successful student and good neighbor.
  • A league of his own

    Drake Baldwin is a smart, focused student-athlete bound for Missouri State (and, he hopes, Major League Baseball).
  • A Voice To Change The World Around Her

    Fatoumata Barrow has been accepted into seven of the eight colleges to which she’s applied. The eighth, New York University, her dream college, hasn’t yet responded. She’s hopeful, with good reason.
  • Your Success Is In Your Hands

    Here we talk with Madison West High School Counselor Jabalja Gussine about the challenges and joys of the job as well as the impact of being a Black role model for our students.
  • "I'm here as a reminder that students can achieve anything"

    Professional Counselor Nehemirah Barrett shares his joys, personal pains and hopes for his students
  • "That’s where I want to sit someday"

    Andreanna Wright knows what she wants and why, and goes after it, from her position as Editor-in-Chief of the La Follette High School newspaper, The Lance, to the Historically Black College and Univer