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FAMU DRS Students Attend FAMU SAET "Black Architects in the Making" Event

On Thursday, February 20, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's (FAMU) School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SAET) hosted a "Black Architects in the Making" event for FAMU Developmental Research School (DRS) students.

Thirty middle and high school students participated in the workshop, presented by Miami architects, Craig Aquart, AIA, Naomi Harrison, AIA, and the Miami Center of Architecture and Design, which focused on introducing middle and high school students to architecture.

'This event exposed our students to a field they may not have initially considered," said FAMU DRS Superintendent Micheal Johnson. “The workshops provided career-based, exploratory learning experiences that will benefit students as they begin to set career goals.

The Black Architects in the Making event included creative games, presentations and hands-on computer-based model construction to entice and encourage students to consider architecture as a career choice.

“Students who knew little or nothing about architecture and the role it plays in their communities now understand their involvement in building better communities is essential to their well-being," said Aquart.

Although Black Architects in the Making primarily focuses on introducing African American students to architecture, organizers emphasize students—regardless of ethnicity—are welcome and encouraged to participate.
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FFA Awareness Day Expo 2020

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, FAMU DRS Future Farmers of America (FFA) held a very successful and engaging FFA Awareness Day Expo. Hosted by Mrs. Cynthia Holloway and FAMU DRS FFA student members, the expo was held at the FAMU DRS Courtyard from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Students, faculty, parents/guardians, families, and community members attended this exciting event which was designed to introduce participants to various professions and interests in agriculture, the environment, food science, and natural resources.
Students engaged in various hands-on activities and presentations and were able to interact with representatives from various fields in agriculture and natural resources. For additional information about this awesome event, contact Mrs. Cynthia Holloway at or at 850.412.5930.
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FAMU DRS Art Teacher Exhibits His Work

FAMU DRS Art Instructor, Sylvester Peck, Sr., will exhibit his painting, “The Violin Player” in the “Voices of FAMU Art Program: A Collection of Six Decades of Art” Exhibition presented by Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee FL. The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The opening reception begins at 5:30 pm and lasts until 8:00 pm. Mr. Peck is a graduate of the Florida A&M University Fine Arts Department and a professional visual Artist who specializes in Acrylic Painting.
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FAMU DRS Girl's Basketball Team Win District Title

Using debilitating defense to jump-start fastbreak offense, FAMU DRS built a 28-point halftime lead and rolled to a 59-31 win over North Florida Christian on Saturday, February 8, 2020, to capture a District 1-2A title. (Click on the article title to go the the FAMU DRS Girl's Basketball webpage to read more about it.)
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FAMU DRS Participates in FAMU Day at the Capitol

On February 06, 2020, FAMU's College of Education and our amazing FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics Program participated in FAMU Day at the Capitol. Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, our FAMU DRS after school STREAM Robotics Program Coordinator, and FAMU DRS Scholars Ms. Kenya Walters and Mr. Malik Webb helped make the FAMU College of Education presentation table at this even an overwhelming success!
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FAMU DRS Senior, Derrick McKinnon, Signing Day Event

On Thursday February 6, 2020, FAMU DRS Football player, Derrick McKinnon will sign a Football Scholarship to play football at Dakota State University. The signing day ceremony will take place in the library at 2:00pm. Go Baby Rattlers!!

For additional information, please contact Coach Ericka Cromartie at or 850-412-5930.
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DRS Student Wins Essay Contest

Congratulations to Corrin Hobbs, a fifth grade student at FAMU DRS. She is the First Place winner of the First Annual Eva B. Mannings "I Am BLACK HISTORY" Student Essay Contest. On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Historic Union Bank (formerly Freedman's Bank), she will be honored at the Kickoff Reception ceremony for the First Annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH FESTIVAL. CONGRATULATIONS, CORRIN!
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FAMU DRS Community Partners Donate to FAMU DRS Food Pantry

The FAMU DRS Food Pantry has been filled with over 1,680 pounds of food, which includes noodles, assorted lentils and beans and other non-perishable items thanks to donations from FAMU DRS Community Partners, Tim Mosley and Tallahassee’s own Radio Celebrity DJ Dapp, Program Director of WWLD Blazin 102.3. Mosley and DJ Dapp joined forces to assist FAMU DRS students and parents who are in need of a helping hand throughout the school year.

Through foundations like The Less Fortunate Matters, spearheaded by Mosley and The Loreen Mathis Foundation, operated by DJ Dapp, FAMU DRS is able to add to our FAMU DRS Food Pantry stock and provide assistance to students/families enrolled at FAMU DRS this school year.
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