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Henrietta Murray

Henrietta Murray (NC '95)

Assistant Principal

Lakeside High School
Wilmington, NC

At the time of the Award, Henrietta Murray was:

Williston Middle School
Wilmington, NC

Grade(s): 7

Biographical Information

"Our community is filled with multi-cultural human resources and I have solicited their expertise for years because I believe that all community members are stakeholders in education and all must work together for children's success," says Henrietta Murray, who teaches African and Asian history to seventh graders at Williston Middle School in Wilmington. To help create better educational opportunities for minority students, Mrs. Murray created YSP (Young Sisters Progressing). This group, consisting of twelve young minority women, builds self-esteem, explores conflict resolutions, develops decision-making strategies and encourages academic success. In her workshops and after-school sessions, Mrs. Murray has students research career options, tutor younger children and develop a reliable support system. The program has been so successful that the school now refers students experiencing personal or academic difficulties to the program.

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1974 Fayetteville State Universtity, B.S.