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Annual Black History Program held in auditorium

Mr. Leroy giving the audience a speech about leadership.

Mr. Leroy giving the audience a speech about leadership.

Madeline Conger

Mr. Leroy giving the audience a speech about leadership.

Madeline Conger

Madeline Conger

Mr. Leroy giving the audience a speech about leadership.

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February marks Black History Month in American culture. Throughout the whole month, time is taken to celebrate people of color who have made accomplishments and are playing an important role in the world to make it a better and more peaceful place. As of February 14, a Black History program was held in the Auditorium.

Before the program began, Mrs. A. Jones (faculty) instructed all the participants to be in the auditorium by 8:15 am to discuss the final outcome of how the program was going to go.  

Kayla Matthews (12) said “It’s my first year participating in the program, and I’m just so excited to celebrate the wonderful works of people who paved the way we walk upon today.”

The program began at 9:45 am with the theme of “Leadership in the Black Community”. The presentation of colors was followed by the pledge and the singing of the Negro National Anthem by Kaelyn King (12) and Raven Brown (12). Brown said “ I was nervous singing in front of all my classmates and parents, but we did a good job.” With the introduction of speaker Mr. Antonio Leroy done by Jalyn Smith (12), she gave us a short biography of his life.

When the speaker got up, he first did an activity with some students he picked from the crowd, and then he talked about the different types of leaders he had growing up. He also brought to attention that all leaders do not have to be black to push an individual to do good in life. He said that “When I was in eighth grade, I was good at football, but I couldn’t read. My literature teacher, who was white, stopped me from practicing so that I could better my reading ability.”

Another point he made was that “birds of the same feather flock together,” meaning people who are similar to each other or share similar interests tend to spend time with each other. So if someone do not have any good leadership going on in their group, get away, because it is possible that it can lead them in the wrong direction.

As the program came to an end, Sharday Cagle (12) presented the speaker with a token of appreciation. Lastly, Dr. Hancock (faculty) came to give the closing remarks to give thanks to those who participated and who took their devoted time to attend the program.

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Kaelyn King, Staff Reporter

My name is Kaelyn King and I attend Lee County High school. I am a senior and I work at McDonalds and Journey Kids in the mall. My favorite sports are...

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