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Paying Tribute to Mandela

Students at Amityville Memorial High School (AMHS) honored the memory of the late South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela with a special assembly highlighted by a viewing of the movie "Invictus” in the school auditorium. The movie is based on Mandela’s first term as president and a venture he spearheaded to unite the apartheid-torn land by enlisting the national rugby team to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Additionally, AMHS students signed and wrote messages of unity and peace on an artistic portrait poster of Mandela, which will be sent to the South African Consulate General located in Manhattan.

AMHS social studies students have been studying Mandela in their classes. School librarian Tim Quinn coordinated the assembly.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018