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El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (a.k.a.) Malcolm X
RiverCity Xaminer Endorses Susan Jones for SLPS School Board
By Terry Artis
Susan is only the second political candidate that the RiverCity Xaminer has endorsed in the history of our publication.
For more information about Susan, click here.
In Black and White
By Terry Artis
My most valued mentor and friend, Percy Green II, often tells me of times that he was fighting for equality, and how there were White people who were engaged in the battle with him. White people who realized that equality for the Black man in America is the only true course to the ideal, “Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...”
I have a White running mate who is engaged with me in the battle for seats on the Normandy School Board. My team member’s name is Dryver Henderson, and like me, he is also a Normandy High School alumnus (Dryver - class of 1955, me - class of 1982).
Dryver grew up in Northwoods - like me. He started out at Garfield Elementary - like me. Most importantly, he still loves his school district, and wants to see it be the wonderful institution of learning and youth development that it has been and can continue to be - like me.
Great Moments Call for Great Momentum
Normandy Viking boys basketball team reach state championships for the first time in 62 years!!!
Number 10, Kevin McLemore, takes directions from Coach Hamilton after receiving 2 fouls during the first quarter of a hard fought and well played state championship game.
By Terry Artis
Normandy Alumnus (Class of 1982)
March 16, 2013, Columbia, MO - With many Normandy School District fans and alumni in tow, the Normandy Viking boy’s varsity basketball team led the district to a state championship game for the first time in 62 years. Although the team fell short to Republic (Springfield area) for a first place victory 54-51, the Vikings fought like champions.
Normandy’s “momentum man,” senior Kevin McLemore, got in foul trouble early in the game with 2 fouls early in the first quarter and a third before the half. If there was one single factor that the second place finish could be attributed to, it was definitely this one. Despite a team-high 14 points posted by junior guard Gerald Fuller, who hit four 3 pointers, McLemore’s time on the bench proved to be a momentum-breaker for the team.
The last state championship game for the Vikings was played in 1951 under head coach Marshall Riegert, when that Viking team defeated the Maplewood - Richmond Heights Blue Devils 46-42 for Division A First Place. Normandy alumnus (Class of 1955) and school board candidate, Dryver Henderson, attended that 1951 championship game as a young child and was thrilled to return and support his “Mighty Vikings” in this second showing.
The Vikings are led by head coach Terrence Hamilton, assisted by Gerald Gray and Gary Johnson. Athletics and Activities for the district are coordinated by Athletic Director and Normandy alumnus (class of 1982), Daron Williams.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MIGHTY VIKINGS!!! We’ll do this again, real soon, and have a BIG finish next go-round.