This year, North Little Rock High School and the Center of Excellence will celebrate Black History Month in a later date in March 29- April 1. “I am looking forward to seeing both students and staff participate in the African American History Spirit Week,” says Assistant Principal Sylvia Grady. The school’s multi-cultural committee encourages all students, face-to-face or virtual, to participate. The themes for the week are as follows:
Monday — Fashion Rewind: Students will dress according to their favorite decade.
Tuesday — Sunday Best: Students will wear their best formal attire: a dress, a tuxedo, or even a ball gown!
Wednesday — College Day: Students will sport attire representing a historically black college or any college of their choosing.
Thursday — Spirit Day: Seniors will wear black, juniors will wear red, sophomores will wear green, and the freshmen will wear yellow.
Dress code will still be enforced.
The high school is also celebrating with a contest. Students can compose a video, perform a skit, create a song, and other forms of creative representation to educate about a little-known trailblazer in Black history. Entries for the contest must be submitted as a Google Drive attachment at a later date to NLRHS teacher Christy Langhammer a [email protected]
There will also be a virtual program to announce the third, second, and first place winners of the contest, as well as to award all students who participate.