Black History Month at Diggs-Latham Elementary Magnet School for Arts and Global Studies ended with a culminating celebration of speeches, singing
Community members, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Central Office personnel, business partners, parents, teachers and students were engaged as Amanda Gordon, Black History Committee chairperson, welcomed everyone just before introducing the master of ceremonies, fifth grade student Jahleel Deberry. Second grade teacher Solomon Stover reminded everyone of the significance of Black History Month just before speech-language pathologist Susan Ingram sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Keynote Speaker Linwaun Fulton brought a message of hard work as he explained his journey through the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system, college at UNC Chapel Hill and his current position as a financial aid counselor at Wake Forest University.
Rev. and Mrs. Alvin Damon performed Negro spirituals; steppers from Winston-Salem State University also entertained. The Diggs-Latham Pep Squad, led by Tryla Green, Alisha Taylor and Maria Lallave, danced “Pata Pata” just before the honors dance students performed “Our Circle of Life,” an original choreographed piece by dance teacher Amanda Stevenson. The school’s Honors Chorus performed before music teacher Ann Farthing led the entire student body in performing “We Shall Overcome.”