Cheryl Wills, New York 1 News Anchor Visits Lawrence High School
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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By invitation from the LHS African American Club and Student Government, Cheryl Wills, nationally recognized award-winning journalist for New York 1 News, spoke at Lawrence High School in honor of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 28th.  With 25 years’ experience as a television journalist, Ms. Wills is one of the nation’s most recognizable journalists for breaking news and special coverage. Ms. Wills is also the author of the book Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale, which is the story of her Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Sandy Wills, an enslaved Tennessee man who valiantly fought for his freedom as a soldier during the Civil War from 1863-1865. Ms. Wills spoke about her lessons of perseverance and the importance of “knowing where you come from.” She discussed that knowledge is power and how her exploration of her family’s heritage helped motivate her to become the success she is today.  After her presentation, Ms. Wills graciously signed copies of her book for LHS students.


Pictured from left to right:

Dr. Sullivan, Student Government Advisor…..Divine Ezihie…..Gabrielle Zepeda, African American Club Vice-President….Robyn Lerebours, African American Club Secretary…..Cheryl Wills, NY1 News Anchor….Ciara Best, African American Club President…..Graciela Cruz, Student Government President…..Mavet Orellano, Student Government Secretary…..Ms. Torres, African American Club Advisor…..Dr. Lagnado, LHS Principal


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