Booker T. Washington High School Leaves a Legacy Through Student “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Competition

Atlanta’s educational and corporate forces united on April 26 towards the common goal of making the entrepreneurial dreams of eight Booker T. Washington High School (BTWHS) students a reality. The Spring 2023 PitchFest competition, modeled after the notorious “Shark Tank” TV series, provided the opportunity for participants in the school’s Financial Literacy class to win... Continue Reading →

11 APS Teams Begin Basketball State Playoffs this Weekend

The South Atlanta and Carver boys, and the Maynard Jackson girls enter this weekend's Georgia High School Association state basketball playoffs as region champions and No. 1 seeds. It’s playoff time! Eleven Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teams earned spots in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state basketball playoffs last weekend with three – the... Continue Reading →

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Washington, KAC Shut Out APS Rivals

Washington and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) shut out their fellow Atlanta Public Schools opponents this weekend and are now tied for first place in their region. Washington (2-3, 1-0 in Class AA-Region 6) defeated B.E.S.T. Academy (1-5, 1-1), 7-0, in a hard-fought defensive battle Friday night at Lakewood Stadium. Earlier that evening at Lakewood, KAC... Continue Reading →

Three Atlanta Public Schools Students Named as Inaugural Class of Greenhouse Scholars in Georgia

ATLANTA – Greenhouse Scholars, a non-profit education organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders, named three Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students as its inaugural class in the state of Georgia. Founded in 2005, Greenhouse Scholars is a unique program that provides personal, professional and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students. The goal is... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Students Featured in Education Roundtable Documentary with President Barack Obama

By Kimberly Willis Green Antwarn Sanders and D’Ariel Myrick, seniors from Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) historic Booker T. Washington High School, were featured in an education documentary taped March 9 with President Barack Obama. In the documentary, “A Roundtable with President Barack Obama: The Cost of Education,” the APS students join three students from Georgia... Continue Reading →

Southeast’s Oldest High School for African Americans Graduates its 89th Class

One hundred seventy-three seniors from the combined schools of Booker T. Washington High School received their diplomas this weekend at an afternoon commencement ceremony held at the Atlanta Civic Center. The ceremony began with the acknowledgement that the Washington students were heirs of a legacy that began almost 90 years ago, when the Booker T. Washington... Continue Reading →


Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. based in Atlanta, awarded five seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) scholarships for college during its 27th Annual Pink Pearl Mother-Daughter Luncheon held April 26 at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel.   Coretta Scott King... Continue Reading →

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