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ECMS celebrates Black History Month

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Lyric Hetherington recites “African Princess”

Administration, faculty, staff and students at Escambia County Middle School celebrated Black History Month with an assembly Monday, February 25.
Guest speaker was Dr. Felicia Bishop, director of New Horizons mentoring program for youth of the city and prevention specialist for Escambia County Children’s Policy Council.
The theme of the program was Black Migration, The Movement of African People Across the Diaspora. Following are the participants:
Mistress of Ceremonies – Janiyah V. McCants
Welcome – Ariyana Young
Pledge of Allegiance – Davion Frye, Heaven Dixon
“African Princess” – Lyric Hetherington
Black History Spotlight –students portraying Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen
Black Inventors – students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades
Poetry by Langston Hughes – Mason Huggins, Tamera Campbell, Dorian Bowens
“Every Praise is to Our God” – ECMS Mass Choir
“What a Wonderful World” – ECMS Band
Praise Dance – I Am Kingdom Praise Dancers
Solo- the Rev. Willie Hawthorne, Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church
Introduction of speaker – Summayah Tolbert
Black History essay winners – Sandra Gray, president of Concerned Citizens of Atmore
Presentation of gift – Toya McMillian, assistant principal
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – ECMS Choir
Closing remarks – Janiyah V. McCants