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Girls’ Basketball Preseason

Written by Tyraea Gillian, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

Going into the season, Coach McCoy gave us a preview of what is to come.  The girls’ basketball team entails of all-star seniors Tenisha Gibson and Aquila Youngblood plus new comers such as Alex Bowens, Samone Rainey, and a very talented freshmen class. The coach is already impressed with the girls’ determination and a goal in mind to win.  Not only are these head strong girls determined to win, they are also humble. They are always looking for improvement although never settling for less. “We are looking at everyone as a top contender.”

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YMAP Cooking Up Some SNACs

Written by Michael Wimer, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

Mr. Reid is the 9th grade Civics teacher at Obama. Every year, the Youth Media Advocacy Program (YMAP) comes and gives the students an opportunity to speak out about something the school needs to change.

Last year, the 6th Period class decided they needed to change the lunches, thus began the Student Nutritional Advisory Council (SNAC). These students have done a lot to change; they have talked to the head of the Pittsburgh Public Food Service, Curtustine Walker and discussed their issue with school lunch. Now, they are trying to give the school a food cooking club in which locally and nationally ranked chefs would come in and teach how to cook and open eyes on the importance of nutrition. These students have done a lot of good things in this area of the school; you can be a part of it to. “All new students are welcome,” Mr. Reid said in closing.

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