STVM Staff & Students Celebrate Black History Month

Feb 29, 2020

On Friday, February 28, STVM students and staff gathered in the LeBron James Arena to celebrate Black History Month through a series of musical performances and staff/student reflections. Senior Nichelle Mosley kicked-off the celebration with a beautiful rendition of the Black National Anthem. Junior Eric Brown read his powerful poem, "Proud to be Black." Senior Madison Glenn-Lawson reflected on her educational experiences growing up as an African American at a predominately white school and how coming to STVM has helped to shape her identity as a black female. Junior Myiah Webb spoke about her participation in the Les Belles Perles Debutante Cotillion. Coach Dru Joyce had a great message about the importance of community between races and cultures. Finally, the STVM Gospel Choir closed out the celebration with beautiful renditions of "Rise Up" and the gospel version of the STVM Alma Mater, "High Atop a Hill."

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this gathering very special. It was a powerful moment and a great way to end Black History Month. However, we cannot confine our love and appreciation for one another into a single month. We must continue to learn about and appreciate people of all different types of backgrounds as we work towards a more just, loving and equal world.