Celebrating Black History at RPES

DeAndre Austin, at left, served as master of ceremony, LaToria Ingram, right, served as mistress of ceremony

Students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School presented their annual Black History program Friday, February 24 – African American History is American History.

LaToria Ingram served as mistress of ceremony, and DeAndre Austin served as master of ceremony. Ushers were Jadarian Bowens and Harmoni Lewis.

Following the welcome by Interim Principal Sandra Reid, students Roosevelt Jefferson and Nicholas Warren led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Presentations included

* “The Drinking Gourd” by kindergarten and second grade classes

* Song – “Rise Up” by the RP School Choir under the direction of Phrann Fountain

* “Hey, Black Child” by Trinity Rabb

* Song – “This Little Light of Mine” by the RP School Choir

* Inspirational dance – “Shackles” by first grade classes

Students led the audience in “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Closing remarks were by Assistant Principal Keiana White.

Nicholas Warren, left, and Roosevelt Jefferson, right, led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Trinity Rabb recited the poem, “Hey, Black Child”