By Nicole Langarica
The month of February at Nelda Mundy focused on celebrating black history and finding ways to uplift student voices.Every morning, brave students from all grade levels got in front of the camera and microphone to spotlight an influential African American of their choice. The one minute presentations had a goal of educating others about different Black Americans who have made a difference.
In addition to Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, some other people spotlighted included Maya Angelou, Wilt Chamberlain, Amanda Goreman, Oprah Winfrey, and Langston Hughes.
After being asked about how they felt hearing the spotlights every morning, one 5th grader stated, “I love them, and I think they are great for people to learn about others because a lot of people only really know about Martin Luthur King Jr and Rosa Parks. It benefits students and teaches them more than they already know.”