Northport K-8 celebrates Black History Month

Northport K-8 School recently celebrated Black History month with a wonderful program that included guest speaker Dr. Dwight Dawkins, who encouraged students to do their best and to have high aspirations. Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion led the program with an honor guard, and Northport choral students from all grade levels sang the “National Anthem,” “Elijah,” and “Tribute to Martin Luther King.” Students also listened to a Black History moment on the morning announcements showcasing contributions of Black Americans. The school cafeteria, along with culinary program students under the direction of instructor Rachel Ellsworth, offered a tempting Southern luncheon for all teachers and staff. As a conclusion to the programming, students and teachers were encouraged to dress in costumes and clothing from their own heritage. Northport K-8 School honors the heritage of the entire community and celebrates “Many Cultures, One Country!” Special thank you to guidance counselor Diane Reynolds for organizing the multicultural salute to Black history! Pictured is Northport Pre-K instructor Victoria Frazier and several of her students, who dressed for Northport Multicultural Day. Students pictured, from left, are Isabella Zuniga, William Hairston, Mikayla Rivera, Vanessa Hall, Tayshaun Byfield and Kucas Cardoso.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist