The celebration of Black History Month at Germantown Academy continued in the Lower School with a special assembly made completely by students.
Under the leadership of Lower School faculty Troy Holiday '01, Alyssa Clinkscales, Raquel Green-Henderson, and Pauline Jones, students in our African American affinity group planned and presented an incredible program for their peers in the Lower School. The program, presented newsroom style, included news reports, interviews, debates, and presentations about how Black Americans in the past and present have provided leadership across the fields of science, mathematics, art, literature, music, and sports that have shaped who we are and how we live today. Students had a very special interview with Dr. Derrick Pitts '73, GA alum and Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
"This assembly was the most extraordinary Black History Month event we have ever had, and it is because our students were at the center or teaching and leading," said Head of Lower School Sue Szczepkowski. "The students were amazing and we truly appreciated their talents, energy, creativity, and humor."
We look forward to offering another Virtual Bedtime Story of Black History/Culture with our Lower School families on February 27 when retired teacher, Connie Williams P'01 '03 '11, reads Jabari Tries.