Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com twitter directory under: #washington_dc #museum #archives #history #school
Anonymous asked: Can you please tell me what high school Mrs. Princess D. Whitfield attended? She was an excellent teacher and I just found out that she eventually became the principal of Hine Junior High School, the school that she turned around significantly.
Mrs. Whitfield was one of my favorite teachers. She often told us that she was a proud product of the DC Public Schools system. What schools did she attend?
Princess Dupont Whitfield graduated from Dunbar High School in 1955. She became principal of Hine Junior High School, near Eastern Market in 1982. Her acheivements were nationally recognized in 1987, when Secretary of Education William Bennett cited Hine as an example of disciplinary schools. During her tenure, the school was also awarded designation as a Blue Ribbon School in 1991 by the White House. Mrs. Whitfield was personally recognized as an American Hero in Education by a Reader’s Digest poll in 1992, and inducted into the District’s Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 before retiring in 1995.
She is truly a remarkable figure and District schools were privileged to have her grace their presence. Yearbook pictures to come!
Speaking of higher learning…
It’s March Madness!! As the men’s and women’s tournaments continue (and more and more barckets fall apart and/or explode) we would like to give a shout out to those teams that made it to the Sweet 16 with Washington, DC natives on their roster:
- Duke University - Tyler Thornton, FR
- Kansas University - Thomas Robinson, SO
- University of Richmond - Cedrick Lindsay, FR
- University of Georgia - Ronika Ransford, FR, graduate of HD Woodson Senior High School
- Stanford University - Grace Mashore, JR
We figure if your bracket is blown to bits, might as well go for the [pseudo] home team…
That was fun!
A belated post-Picture A Museum Day round up will be coming soon. We had lots of fun participating, because, well - we like what we do! Thanks for following!
The project #MuseumPics is still an active stream on flickr and I believe they still pull in the hashtag from twitter. For more information please click to go the the website: museumpics.com