The 16th African-American History Challenge (AAHC) was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at North Magnet High School, 4410 North 36th Street, Omaha, NE 68111. The History Challenge, collaboration between the 100 Black Men of Omaha and Omaha Public Schools was sponsored in part by Cox Communications, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Great Plains Black History Museum and First Data Corporation.
This year’s winners were Beveridge Middle School in the Junior Division and Benson High School in the Senior Division. Providing enough money is raised, the winners of each division will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete at the 100 Black Men of America(100BMOA) Annual Conference in Atlanta Georgia, which will take place, June 15th – June 19th. Beveridge Middle School, the reigning 2015 National Junior Division Champion, will defend its national title at the 100BMOA National Competition.
Morton Middle School and Bryan Middle School earned second and third place in the junior division. North Magnet High and Central High School earned second and third place. The 2016 Spirit Awards went to Morton Middle School in the Junior Division and Central High School in the Senior Division.
Front: Chad Carlson, Beveridge Coach; Matthew Lemar, Adonis Forte, Ximena Herrera Baro, Michaela Jackson, Beveridge, Assistant Principal; Eric L. Ewing. Back: Bill Alexander, Sherman Willis and Richard Webb
Front: Eric L. Ewing; Marcie Muhammad Benson Coach; Cameron Hairston, Joe Broome, Jr., Toni Banks, Benson Coach and Tierra Conyers. Back: Bill Alexander, Sherman Willis, Richard Webb, Anita Hawkins, Benson, Principal, James Mason, Jr.