Black History Month Celebrated in Caroline


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Caroline County Public School celebrated Black History Month with numerous student activities and events in the schools. The annual Black History Month program was held at North Caroline High School, and included a focus on the legacy and contributions of minority educators, administrators, and school board members, many of whom were in attendance.

Shane Hynson, staff member at Lockerman Middle School, acted as Master of Ceremonies. He introduced a number of musical selections from the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band, led by teacher E.J. Osterle, the Lockerman Middle School Chorus, led by teacher Leroy Potter, and the North Caroline Choir, led by teacher Randall Butler.  Students and guests performed readings such as “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. Guest speaker Devon Beck shared his memories of being a student in Caroline.

Superintendent Dr. Patricia Saelens thanked Nicole Fisher, the Supervisor of Alternate Programs and Equity Coordinator for coordinating and supporting the program and all Black History Month events in the schools.

“We believe it is essential to engage students in activities that give them the opportunity to celebrate the history, achievements and heritage of African-Americans nationally and globally,” Dr. Patricia Saelens said. “Tonight is an extra special part of that month long celebration as we focus in on the contributions of African-Americans to CCPS, and pay tribute to them through the extraordinary talent of our students.”

All event photos are available on the CCPS Flickr page.