East blog: Dion Dykes goes to Washington

Susan EspirituEast Knox, Our Town Neighbors

Congratulations to Knox County Schools teacher Dion Dykes who was invited to sit with Dr. Jill Biden at the State of the Union in Washington, D. C. These pictures were tweeted by Dr. Biden in her recognition of his impending graduation from the Grow Your Own Program at Lincoln Memorial University.

Dr. Biden tweeted, “It was an honor to have Mr. Dykes join me as a guest at the State of the Union last night. Soon he will step into his very own classroom in Knoxville thanks to Tennessee’s Teacher Registered Apprentice program.”

Dion wants to teach second or third grade and as his former principal at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy, I am excited to see him impacting future generations of young people!

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of 10,000 artifacts of Black memorabilia dating back from slave trade to hip-hop culture. It is a free event open to the public from 10-4 on Saturday, February 25, at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Professor Griff from Public Enemy will be the event facilitator for the day.

Join Susan Bradford at the Guy B. Love Towers Social Hall for free classes each Tuesday at 3 p.m. Find the class that fits your need and join us for a time of learning and fun.

Join the Knoxville Area Urban League on Tuesday, February 28, at 6 p.m. for the free class in personal finance, expense and income management including investing. Look for the signs at the Urban League office.

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