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Power APAC Narrows Namesake Options to Three Finalists

October 28, 2020

POWER APAC Narrows Namesake Option to Three Semifinalists

The three finalists are representative of the school's commitment to providing both advanced academics and robust training in the arts.

Power APAC Elementary School recently accepted over 100 different namesake nominations which they narrowed to six. After the community weighed in on the six semifinalists, three finalists were determined. They are:

  • Richard Wright, Author
  • Margaret Walker Alexander, Author
  • Ida B. Wells, Journalist/Activist

The Renaming Committee established the following nomination guidelines for the new namesake. They must:

  • Be deceased.
  • Have a strong connection to Mississippi.
  • Be committed to academic and arts education.
  • Be relevant to students and create a sense of pride for them.

Students will engage in meaningful lessons and activities about the three finalists the week of October 26-30 and participate in a school-based virtual election the week of November 2.