During the Washington, D.C trip, the Middle School students of Ile Omode had a great time! Even though it was awesome, it
couldnít have been possible without some very special people.
The students, parents, and staff members of Ile Omode would like to
thank everyone who donated to our trip. Special thanks to the studentsí parents, the Lumpkins (who donated $500), Mama
Kelly (for donating her time to help make reservations), and the chaperones.
Thanks to all of you, we had a great trip!
Zenzile & students
Bake Sale Betty
(Montclair and Rockridge)
LaMont and LaTronda Lumpkins
Dr. Zak and Naomi Diouf
Ajamu and Paula Stewart
The middle school students at Ile Omode went on an educational field trip to our nation's
capital from April 5-9. The trip gave students a chance to tour historic sites, visit colleges, and meet some exciting people and companies. After returning the students wrote about their experiences, assembled the website you're viewing now, and edited video and photos from their trip. We hope you enjoy the website, and if interested we
would love your support for our trip to Atlanta in 2010!|
One of the places we visited was BET headquarters. ... we were given a very special treat. We were able to meet the C.E.O of BET, Debra Lee.
Read more about the students' tour of BET's headquarters (Bakare, Dante, Aminah, and Sennua).
The Smithsonian Museum is located in Washington, D.C. and was great.
It was huge and the building on the outside made me speechless. Inside it was even better, we didnít even have to pay. My class and I started at the best exhibit. It had animals from the times of B.C. [Disappointing African Art Museum - Senay]
One student's experience on America's "watch list".
Read other opinion pieces from our middle school students. Students share their first flight, dining out at a "fancy" restaurant, and expose the lies of the Emancipation Proclamation.
There are a number of interesting articles, be sure to check out the student columns and the video gallery (both on the menu bar above), and read Adrien's article on preparing for the trip, which has many links to the articles. All the articles are listed below.
Other Student Articles
Touring BET by Bakare Awakoaiye
The Civil War Museum by Bakare Awakoaiye
The Lincoln Memorial by Bakare Awakoaiye
Day at the Smithsonian by Marcus Herron
Secrets of the Douglass Home by Marcus Herron
Tales of the Curator - The African American Civil War Museum by Marcus Herron
Our Flight by Senay Alkebulan
Smithsonian Museum by Senay Alkebulan
Get Your Knowledge at this College (Howard University) by Senay Alkebulan
Preparing for Our Trip by Adrien Herron
One Student's Experience by Adrien Herron
Jazz Concert by Dante Johnson
Staying at the Carlyle Suites by Dante Johnson
BET Headquarters by Dante Johnson
BET Tour by Aminah Muhammad
11 year old Terrorist by Aminah Muhammad
Howard University by Aminah Muhammad
Getting Dressed to Go Out by Zenzile Riddick
First Time Flyer by Zenzile Riddick
BET CEO Debra Lee's Office by Zenzile Riddick
The Longest Flight Ever by Sennua Hunter
BET's Fabulous Headquarters by Sennua Hunter
Our Last Day in DC by Sennua Hunter
Video Tour of Mary McLeod Bethune's Home