Rawsonville knocks the socks off of GE

African American Forum Black History Month Celebration

On February 26th, Earl Wynn (Rawsonville’s Partnership Coordinator with General Electric), invited two classes to perform and present during the company’s annual African American Forum Black History Month Celebration. John Harding’s fourth grade class and Kahlia Kaigler’s third grade class were selected to impress the GE executives at the Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Belleville. For four weeks, GE engineers came to the school to help the fourth graders work in small groups to design and create projects like rockets, boats and domes. The students then presented their projects before a panel of judges.  The judges gave out special recognition awards, in which Nicole Malone received the L.E.O. award for exemplary leadership.  Rawsonville’s music teacher, Barbara Nelson, also worked diligently with the third graders to help prepare two spirituals for their musical performance. “We were excited to show off our hard work,” exclaimed third graders Mekhi Pettygrue and Marissa Russell. Photo and article provided by Rawsonville Tech Specs Mary Ellen Vago and Deb Mounsey.