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Elwood Shows Unity with Black History Month Showcase

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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s Unity with Diversity club held a Black History Month Showcase on Feb. 13 in the school’s Performing Arts Center, bringing the community together and highlighting both student talent and African American culture.

Highlights included memorable musical performances by the jazz band, Acappelwood and Chamber Knights; a dance showcase from Knightline; a fashion show from the school’s Fashion Club; a speech by Kaehlen Frazier; a poetry reading and step performance by Lianna Ramirez; and a concluding Black History Month trivia game.

New York State Department of Public Service Commissioner Tracey Edwards was a welcome guest speaker. A former Huntington Town councilwoman, Verizon Communication president and Town of Huntington Planning Board chairperson currently serves as Long Island regional director of the NAACP New York State Conference. Edwards, who attended school in Elwood, retired as vice president after a decade of service on the Elwood Board of Education.

“It was a beautiful event planned and organized by the students and advisers of our Unity with Diversity club,” Principal Corey McNamara said. “Throughout the evening, a variety of student representatives from various clubs, a few staff members and guests shared stories, poems, music and fashion while celebrating black history, recognizing resilience, and acknowledging the need for continuous improvement and growth. It was also great to see so many community members in attendance.”

Date Added: 2/27/2023