April 12, 2011 9:23 a.m. EDT
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, Ray Rice, VP Sonya Gray, Principal Linda Brown, Dr. Cecil Gray,
and Ms. Wloeteh Kipi encourage healthy eating and healthy living.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the annoucement on Tuesday, April 12th that she
has awarded NACA the grand prize for our participation in the Mayor's Fuel Up to Play 60
Challenge. NACA was one of several schools in Baltimore City to participate in the
fitness challenge, hosted in conjunction with the NFL.
NACA is honored to have Mayor Rawlings-Blake provide such an opportunity to enhance the
lives of our students and their parents with the Fuel up to Play 60 Challenge. We
want to thank Ray Rice for his support and for being a role model for fitness.
The Northwood-Appold Community Academy opened as a public charter school in August 2005.
The school served grades K through 2 in its innaugural year. It has since grown to
serve approximately 450 students from throughout Baltimore City in grades K through 8.
NACA enjoys support from members of its local board of directors
, its community partners, and members of its national board, including poet laureate
Professor Sonya Sanchez, professor and freedom movement veteran Dr. Vincent Harding, and
former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Jocelyn Elders, among others.