Randolph-Henry highlights Black History

Published 12:05 pm Friday, March 8, 2024

Randolph Henry High School commemorated Black History Month throughout February with various insightful activities. As part of the celebration, A.D. “Chuckie” Reid, Farmville Vice Mayor, delivered a speech to students on Feb. 29 during enrichment time. Vice Mayor Reid’s extensive service to the community, his military background, and commitment to public service provided a valuable perspective for the students. As a member of “the lost generation” affected by the 1959-64 Prince Edward County school closing, he had a compelling message for students.

In addition to guest speakers, students engaged in enriching film viewings each Tuesday and Thursday, featuring movies like “The Jackie Robinson Story” and “Hidden Figures.” Morning trivia contests added an interactive element, with daily winners receiving prizes. The grand prize, a $100 gift card, was awarded to Wyatt Coleman, while Kentrell Harvey secured the daily prize on Feb. 29 (pictured). 

“This month-long celebration aimed to educate, inspire, and honor the rich contributions of Black history,” said Randolph-Henry Principal Erin Davis. “We hope students found it both informative and enjoyable.”