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Black History Month Events Continue at W+H

Rudy Brandl

W+H continued its celebration of Black History Month with events and activities in all three divisions this week.

In Lower School, where literature will be the primary theme throughout the month, parent guest readers joined authors in virtual book readings. This week’s parent guest readers consisted of Lower School parents Marcella Addison, Abby Price, and Ashley Brazoban, third-grade teacher Katherine Heiss and WHPA president Marci Bowman. This week’s author lineup included Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Qjana Davis and Monique Fields. W+H parent April Terrell will be featured on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Middle School students began a series of presentations about famous Black Americans during last Friday’s full division meeting. Abigail Ibironke ’25 and Anisa Sidhu ’27 shared a recitation from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Other highlights included profiles of Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges. Middle School students will continue to focus on Black History through spoken word, moderated discussions and biography presentations.

Upper School students began their recognition of Black History month by focusing on literature and authors, including Amanda Gorman’s poem delivered at the inauguration. They viewed a special screening of Hidden Figures after lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 10 as part of this week’s science and tech theme. Next week’s theme is Black Lives Matter and civil rights.