By Nick Sestanovich
Two years ago, Will C. Wood High School senior Bryanna King, alongside fellow student JD Harrison, created banners of influential Black figures that adorned the walls of the school’s quad as part of their legacy project for their leadership class.
King has since graduated from Will C. Wood, but her project indeed became a legacy. For Black History Month this year, students are creating their own banners which are now displayed on the bleachers at Wildcat Stadium, making them more visible to motorists along Peabody Road.
“I’m very grateful that I was even given the opportunity to do this at Wood and that there are students carrying it since I’ve been gone,” she said. “It’s always scary to think that something could end up stopping once you leave, and I’m so grateful that Rope (leadership teacher Jared Ropelato) and all of these wonderful students have gotten to carry it on.”