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Baltimore Afro American July 28 1928 page 17 News Article New Lakeland High Ready This Fall – School Building to House Children From Six Maryland Towns Structure Cost is $25,000- Parents Raising Funds Now for Equipment The Colored Parent’s Teacher Institute of Prince Georges County was organized on July 27 1926. This group was approved to receive a high school on August 10, 1926. The school, now being constructed will serve the communities of Laurel, Muirkirk, Ammendale, Lakeland, Bladensburg and North Brentwood. After finishing grade school children will now be able to attend a convenient high school. The new structure will cost about $25,000 and be of red brick with good heating, light and ventilation. Its location will be the central community of Lakeland. A campaign has started to repay an obligation of $2,500. to the Board of Education to pay for the land. The fundraising began on April 3 and $1,000 has already been promised with $700 already received. The community is pleased about the new school and a ceremonial laying of the cornerstone is being planned along with other special events. A Dramatic Recital by Gabriella B. Drake to benefit the school has been set for late this August. Much of the work to make the school a reality has been undertaken by the Colored Parent-Teacher Institute. They , a collective of scholarly, fearless individuals who are progressive in their work endeavors. The group’s spokesman is W. J. Conway of North Brentwood a Howard University graduate and head of a private secondary school in Washington DC.