(PICS) Papoose Lights Up the Inaugural STEMMY Awards with Bed-Stuy Students!

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In the heart of Bed-Stuy, a vibrant celebration of educational excellence captured the essence of community prowess at Dr. Ronald E. McNair public School #5. The school rolled out the red carpet for the inaugural STEMMY Awards, highlighted by a surprise appearance from Brooklyn rapper, Papoose!

Under the esteemed leadership of Principal Lena Gates, the black-tie event was student-orchestrated, enriching the evening with impressively led tours. Notable stops included Dr. Ronald E. McNair Aviation Center complete with flight simulators sponsored by American Airlines and the AI-augmented Global Urban Gardens.
The gala was shepherded by influential local heroes such as Dr. Robert M. Waterman of Antioch Baptist Church and had esteemed Dr. Chester co-hosting. Celebratory performances vibrated throughout the venue, from desperate drum rhythms by Mamadou Doumbia and his protégée to the powerful steps of PS5’s all-girl team echoing Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”.

Adding to the academic festivity, honors flew high witnessing students and educators rising to acclaim. The highlight was Dr. Lester Young Junior’s award, celebrating him as NYC’s first African American Chancellor of Regent. Amid cheers, community stalwarts too were hailed, including the inspiring ‘Watchful Eye’ founder, Dr. Dee Bailey, who passionately advocated prolonged community support.

The STEMMY takes its creative moniker from combining ‘State Test’ and ‘Emmy’, arc closely mirrors acclaimed award functions yet distinctly celebrates the local narrative of student success and scholastic distinction. With a community woven tightly, this celebrative gathering was nothing short of spectacular, painting an outstanding outlook for future STEMMYs.

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