Announcements for Tuesday, February 19, 2015

African Heritage Month Announcement!  Rubin “Hurricane Carter” was boxing’s feared middleweight contender in the early 1960’s.  Standing only 5′ 8″ tall and weighing 160 lbs., he nevertheless had one of the most muscular builds in the sport.  A self-proclaimed “wild” child, Carter was from a family of four girls and four boys.  He spent much of his youth in reform schools.  He escaped from Allendale Reformatory in 1953 and joined the U.S. army.  He credits the army with straightening him out.  He served as a paratrooper and was stationed in Europe, where he started fighting for the Army Boxing Team.  However, when it was learned that he had escaped from jail, he was returned there to serve an additional nine months.  After being released he admitted to becoming a heavy drinker and street brawler.  He was sentenced to six years in prison for beating a man so badly that the man was sent to the hospital.  After serving 4-1/2 years, Carter was released and introduced to Carmine Tedeschis by his uncle.  Tesdeschis, who had a local construction business, gave Carter a job and began managing him to a professional career.  Carter turned pro in 1961, and by June 1963 after only 19 fights (16-3), was rated 10th in the world.  After scoring brutal first-round knockouts over Florentino Fernandez and World Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith, Carter received his title fight.  He lost a 15-round nod to champion Joey Giardello.  Carter’s career was in and out over the next year before he and another man were arrested for a triple murder and convicted in an ensuing trial.  After serving almost 30 years in prison he was finally released when a judge ruled that he had been wrongly convicted.  He wrote a best-selling novel entitled “The 16th Round”.  L. Williams

A March Break Leadership Camp where you learn about:  Tobacco Prevention, Smoke-free Movies, Wen-do, and healthy living!!  Learn how to work with a media-campaign and have your voices heard for a Smoke-Free community!  Each leader will received a $70.00 honorarium and TTC tokens.  Send your resume to marchbreak@newcomerwomen.org by February 18th.  T. Maestri

Hey, hey, hey!!  Stressing about the OSSLT?  No need!!  Boost your confidence and ability and attend the Literarcy Boost Club!  Every Tuesday at lunch in Room B75.  Pizza will be provided!  S. Bain

Mr. Cheesman’s Period 1 Music class, mallet percussion section, will have a sectional rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3:05 p.m. in Room B66.                  J. Cheesman

A reminder to all students who signed up for our lunch and learn today to please come to the Auditorium at the beginning of lunch.  Todayès topic is “Financing Your Post-Secondary Education”.  J. Romani