We are thrilled to announce that Kaidra Cody, an eighth-grade student from Lisha Kill Middle School, has been selected as a winner in the 26th Annual Black History Creative Expressions Contest.
The contest, open to students in grades 3-12 across the Capital District, called for original entries that celebrated the impact of Black individuals, groups, events, experiences, or movements on people of color. Participants were encouraged to express their ideas through a variety of artistic mediums, including poetry, paintings, songs, and more. A distinguished panel of judges carefully evaluated the submissions and selected 28 winners, with Cody among the esteemed group.
“Kaidra’s exceptional talent and creativity have secured her a well-deserved place among the winners of this competition,” said Lisha Kill Principal Dr. Lindsay Tresansky. “Her submission beautifully showcased the essence and significance of Black history through a unique artistic lens, captivating the judges and inspiring countless others along the way.”
To commemorate this outstanding achievement, the Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held a reception in honor of the winners. Kaidra Cody was joined by her teacher, Jessica Lafex, to receive the award. The event was held on Sunday, May 21 at the New York State Museum Cultural Center.