This past February was Black History Month and for the first time, Lewiston High School decided to have an assembly dedicated to this month. There was singing, dancing, readings, quotes and poems that were read by students that were originally by famous African Americans.

The two emcees were Hibat Sharif and Farhiya Ali. The singing group consisted of Kayi Teko, Kope Teko and Connie Matlock. They were directed by Mr. Darren Avery, choir teacher. Eight to 10 girls danced an amazing dance with music in the background and flower girls who left a trail of flowers for the dancers to follow.

Readings and poems about Martin Luther King Jr., Tiger Woods, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Web Dubois, Black Panthers and Tupac Shakies were presented.

Several poems were written by Zahra Abdalla and were read by Foos Amas. The first LHS Black History Month celebration was a good experience to watch and hopefully it will be held again next year.


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