T.J Harris Upper Elementary hosts Black History Month program

Published: Feb. 24, 2023 at 5:14 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -T.J. Harris Upper Elementary students put on a special celebration honoring Black History Month.

The students sang songs, put on dances and acted out skits that honored pioneers in the Black community, like Maya Angelou, Barack Obama and Aretha Franklin. The students worked extra hard for this year’s program while also participating in several school-wide contests.

“So our kids participated in art contests as well as the writing contests. It was called Paint like Lawrence and Write like Maya, and they were able to create original poetries, original art. This could have been a painting or drawing, any type of artwork,” said teacher, Jayla Smith.

“Oh, I love the whole program; everybody did so good. All of it really came together. Each student that came on and they did the best that they could. Everything flowed. It was better than what I anticipated. So I loved the whole program,” said teaching assistant, Brianna Grace.

The school would like to thank everyone who attended and all of the students who put in the work to make this program so special.

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