West Allis Central High School Hosts Black History Celebration

West Allis Central High School Hosts Black History Celebration
Posted on 02/28/2019
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On February 27, 2019, West Allis Central High School hosted their first Black History Program Celebration. The walls were adorned with biographies and projects submitted by Central students highlighting prominent African Americans and Black History and an incredible spread of food for the soul was provided by students, families, and staff.

Senior Aneianna Batten served as MC and sophomore Zoe King delivered spoken words to the audience. The celebration included a Keynote speech by Dr. Florence Johnson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Students at UW-Milwaukee.  A special performance by Xalaat African Drum and Dance Company, led by Dr. Roxanne Fair wowed the crowd. In addition, Vanessa Mixon provided an overview of Ghana and its culture and Brittney Toles from the Southwest Key Youth Mentor Program talked about the power of mentors for today’s youth, as well as the mentoring program Southwest Key is launching this spring at West Allis Central.

Program pamphlets were designed and printed by students in Mr. Lukomski’s business classes. Special education teacher, Ms. Boyd, was the vision and inspiration behind organizing and planning the event.