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Lyric's "Dream Big" spotlights youth goals for the future

 The Lyric Baltimore
Lyric Baltimore
The Lyric Baltimore's Dream Big Contest 2023

The Lyric Baltimore held the 6th annual Dream Big Contest last month. 16 area students were chosen as finalists for the essays, videos or artwork they submitted that explored their dreams for a better world.

Joining Tom in studio is Denise Kumani Gantt. She is the Director of Education and a resident artist with Lyric Baltimore, and one of the visionaries behind the "Dream Big" Contest. Denise brought along Maggie Phenicie, an English teacher with the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, who assists students with their contest submissions. Ms. Phenicie was a finalist for teacher of the year in Baltimore City and one of her students was a Dream Big contest runner-up.

Denise Gantt, left and Maggie Phenicie, right.
Headshot courtesy guests.
Denise Gantt, left and Maggie Phenicie, right.

Eight visionaries were named as winners. Students appearing on the show are pictured below:

Joshua Adler, 6th Grade, Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School

Aminah Ebron, 11th Grade, Baltimore School for the Arts

Sha'Miyae Hinton-Knight, 7th Grade, Charm City Virtual Elementary/Middle School

Kayla Tabernero, 11th Grade, Parkville High School

Elias Rigoberto Gomez Zisselsberger, 8th Grade, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School

Three contest winners were not able to participate in the program, they are:

  • Teni Adedire, 11th Grade, Eastern Technical High School
  • Miles Anderson, 10th Grade, Baltimore City College
  • Naima Renee Gordon, 10th Grade, Baltimore City College

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