Swainsboro High School ended Black History Month with a successful black history program.
This year’s theme, “HBCUs and Their Contributions,” was presented by guest speaker Deidra Jordan, Class of 2011 alumna.
Jordan is a proud graduate of the Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college/university located in Daytona Beach, Florida.
While on hand at Swainsboro High, Jordan discussed prominent African Americans and the noteworthy impact her experience at an HBCU has had on her as well as the impact that HBCUs have had on society.
Students in all grade levels participated in making this year’s program a success. Guests were educated on the history of HBCUs and the impact of those institutions. They were also treated to powerful musical selections.
This year’s program committee consisted of assistant principal Jonathan Moses, senior counselor Monica Y. Pace, and teacher/coach Alexandria Walden. Students Danaria Phillips and Jayla Travett helped as well.
Several of Emanuel County’s retired educators and local HBCU alumni were present for the event.