MES celebrates Black history

Published 6:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

By Joronda Baxter


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Tara Grant at the learning station devoted to Martin Luther King Jr. Submitted | Joronda Baxter

Meherrin Elementary School celebrated its annual Black History Showcase. There were various stations set up throughout the school and students rotated throughout stations; literature, sports, famous American museum, music, African-American inventors and events. Each station showcased exceptional contributions and historic achievements made and derived by African-Americans.

The literature station displayed stories by black authors, and students listened to the stories being told, such as “Catching the Moon” by Crystal Hubbard, then they participated in a question-and-answer session.

The sports station had fifth grade students participating as famous African-American athletes such as Serena Williams, Hank Aaron, Michael Jordan and Willie Mays. The music station displayed famous singers who made history throughout different generations such as Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. Students were able to participate through song and movement.

Other teachers displayed African-American inventors such as Garrett Morgan, who created the stoplight. The students used food demonstrations; graham crackers, M&M’s, and icing to create a stop light.

Meherrin’s annual Black History Program included several events that highlighted students engaging in numerous learning activities. Learning stations of historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr. were displayed. In addition, the program gave our upper-grade students a chance to actively participate and display their talents to their peers.

MES looks forward to the next exciting event!