Long Cane Middle School Celebrates Black History Month
Student-led celebration brings school together
Long Cane Middle School held a student-led Black History Month celebration.
Students dressed in black slacks and white button-down shirts greeted guests and escorted them to their seats.
“This is an occasion to share black history with not only one segment of students, but all students,” said Principal Chip Giles. “This creates a culture of inclusivity as we learn more about each other.”
Mr. Nigel Walker, a former teacher at Long Cane and current Assistant Principle at Callaway High School, read a poem to encourage students be active in changing the world.
Students shared the history of prominent leaders in black history such as Maya Angelou and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One group even performed an original rap called “Black History Turn Up.”
Mr. Kevin Dunn served as keynote speaker for the event.
“My wife was an educator for a long time and she always said it is easier to teach a child than it is to fix an adult,”said Dunn. “So learn what you can while you are young so it can help you when you become an adult.”
The Royal House Dance Factory, Troup High Show Choir, and Soloist Jalene Lovelance performed for attendees.