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- Maya Martin Executive Director, Parents Amplifying Voices In Education (PAVE)
- Eboni Rose Thompson President, Ward 7 Education Council; Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, America’s Promise Alliance
- Kamaree Ward Student, Thurgood Marshall Academy
- David Adams Student, Mckinley Technology High School
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