The Memorial Junior High School celebrated Black History all month long. Kicking off with its Black History Spirit week, students and staff dressed up as a popular 90s artist, an influential African American, wore cultural attire or represented their favorite historically Black colleges and universities.
Morning announcements honored Black History Month as well, while Eagles TV created special videos that recognized influential African American figures. In addition, Mrs. Darla Collins and the art department decorated the building’s hallways and main entrance with beautiful student artwork. Teachers Mrs. Holly Lopez and Mr. Tyrell Ryan hosted small group conversations with students who discussed HBCUs. Mr. Ryan also met with young men and shared the lessons he gained throughout his journey. He also inspired them to grow with purpose and navigate in every opportunity strategically in life.
The month completed with a virtual video celebration that highlighted students and their creativity through performances that consisted of singing, dancing, poetry and drumming. Math Department Chair Nakeshia Smith led the video project and ensured that the event was successful to honor Black History Month.
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