Eighth Annual Black History Month Celebration

Eighth Annual Black History Month Celebration photo

Students within the district were dancing, singing, clapping and stomping during the eighth annual districtwide Black History Month celebration. The Freeport High School’s Performing Arts Center was packed with Board of Education members, administrators, parents and community members who witnessed the powerful performances displayed by students from each school as they honored the achievements and contributions African-Americans have instilled around the world.

The program kicked off with a beautiful rendition of “Lift Every Voice,” sung by high school student Hailey Brown. Following that, the J.W. Dodd Middle School and Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School step teams delivered a collaborative and dynamic performance.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham expressed the significance of commemorating the achievements, imagination, character and extraordinary contributions of African-Americans to society. “Black History Month is a time to remember the past greatness of those who made a huge difference in the worlds of public education, politics, science, medicine, business, sports and entertainment,” Dr. Kuncham said. “It is also a time to look forward to future African-American leaders, who will break records and make incredible changes in the world. This is an evening we all look forward to as our students, our future, amaze us through their awe-inspiring performances today.”

Board of Education President Michael Pomerico also spoke on behalf of the board and thanked members of the community for supporting the significant district event and the students. “We are pleased that you have joined us this evening. Freeport schools is proud of the many amazing artistic talents of our students.”

The impressive performances from each school showcased the remarkable capabilities of the students. Following the celebration, community members, students and staff witnessed an impressive display of student artwork in the high school lobby that reflected and celebrated the achievements and contributions of African-Americans throughout history.