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South Middle School Hosts Black History Month Celebration


South Middle School hosted a Black History Month Celebration earlier this year. The event was filled with performances, a themed “scavenger hunt,” food, music, and dance to honor black history.

Scholars from Student Government coordinated the “scavenger hunt.” Families were handed a bag with a nametag and a summary of a key figure, as well as a scavenger hunt slip as they entered the event. The activity was intended for participants to meet new people and learn more about the influential figures.

Performances occurred throughout the event. Mrs. Howard’s 8th Grade Girls’ Dance team performed a routine. Jada Wedderburn read the poem “I’ll Rise” by Maya Angelou. The NFA Step Team performed twice during the event. Jaier and Jakari Smith read “Dream Variations” by Langston Hughes. Izayah Davis read “The Drum Major Instinct” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students read biographies of different leaders as well.

Scholars from the My Brothers Keeper (MBK) program put together “Dynamic Duos” displays and quotes included pairs of notable people who have accomplishments in areas of social and political leadership, athletic ability, artistic achievements, musical talents and more. The MBK program at South Middle School is led by Mr. Kareem Donaldson and Mr. Alex Sokolinski.

“Team Tancredi” also known as mother-daughter duo and home and careers skills teachers Ms. Nancy Tancredi and Ms. Kara Tancredi helped to decorate the tables and doors.

Mr. Brandon Valois set up his speakers and a table for music for the evening. Mr. Monroe is brought in some traditional African decorations for the event. Mrs. Williams set up and prepared dinner with her crew of volunteers. Mr. Davis emceed the event.


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!







Date: 2019-03-29 09:12:48 AM





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