(As written by Mr. Dennis Lindsay.)
School for Advanced Studies (SAS) North senior and SAS Silver Knight Nominee in Drama Jessica Lamour performed “400 Years America and Still I Rise” on WLRN live television at the MDCPS Board meeting of February 15, 2017. Jessica was invited to perform by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall to honor Black History Month. The auditorium was full and Jessica received a standing ovation at the conclusion of her performance and many accolades by the subsequent speakers.
Dr. Bendross-Mindingall and her chief of staff Cedric McMinn were instrumental in making this happen. Dr. Bendross-Mindingall even commented on the logic of Jessica being nominated for the Silver Knight in Drama.
She absolutely has a lot of talent in dramatic interpretation in addition to her stellar academic performance.
We are very proud of Jessica Lamour, her family and SAS!