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Festival Honors African American Students


More than 4,000 MCPS elementary and secondary students were honored this year at the 19th African American Festival of Academic Excellence (AAFAE), held at the University of Maryland, College Park. County dignitaries and members of the Board of Education also attended. AAFAE has recognized 39,000 students since 1989. Sixty-three percent of families surveyed last year said the festival was a positive influence on their children