On Wednesday, March 3, 2015 selected players from the New Jersey Spartans organization visited Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts located in East Orange, New Jersey. The school was happy to the receive the Spartans’ players as they were recently notified that they were a recipient of the School of the Week program. Nominated by Spartans QB #18, Mr. Elijah Jamison, the Spartans were pleased to provide complimentary game day tickets to the schools’ student body, faculty, and staff members to the 2015 season opener. It was so refreshing to see the students, as they were excited to see a former Cicely Tyson graduate give back to their school.

After a tough morning of the NJ PARCC testing, the freshmen class convened in the gymnasium to give a warm welcome to the Green, Black, and White.  Mr. Jamison asked students in the crowd which art that they are currently studying.  Some replies included dance, art, and singing.  Already knowing that the school is full of talented individuals Coach Moss offered to do an “On-the-Spot” singing audition, allowing a few students, selected by their peers, to show their talent. Many were eager to give a sample demonstration of their vocal skills. It was decided that a winner would be selected and chosen to perform at a New Jersey Spartans home game.

Mr. Elijah Jamison, former Cicely Tyson student was joined by Mr. Adam Savage, Mr. Lamont-Ashad Jordan, Mr. Devon Hull, and Head Coach, Kevin Moss.  The Spartans Minor League Football team looks forward to seeing the family and friends of the Cicely Tyson Community School at an upcoming football game. We are also eager to see a Tyson student perform the national anthem at the opening of a game.

It was such a pleasure to be there and we truly felt welcomed.  Stay tuned for more details in our official Spartan TV Episode.

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