AHS Celebrates Black History Month


Jylina Hubbard

Lillie Williams of the African dance group Chihamba leads a group of students and teachers in a performance during second lunch on Feb. 10. The dance and drum group is one of many opportunities and activities in AHS Black History Month celebration.

Jeremy White, Staff Writer

AHS is celebrating Black History Month with lots of exciting and fun activities such as dances, shows and guest speakers. Here are some of the upcoming events: 

Art Gallery Show 

Thursday, Feb. 16,  6:00 -7:30 pm

The community is invited to view and enjoy artwork highlighting the beauty of black culture created by students

Braiding by Alexis Braidx

Friday, Feb. 17 during Patriot Period in Room 257

Join us as we celebrate the versatility of braiding and the skills of Alexis Braidx. Did you know that braiding was a form of communication for Black people all around the world?


Career Center Launch and Learn

Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Library during lunchtime


Celebrating and Rocking Our Crowns

Friday, Feb. 24 during Patriot Period in Room 257

Did you know that people of color, in particular Black and African Americans, can still legally be discriminated against based on their hairstyle and texture? Let’s show solidarity in a picture and by writing a letter to our US Congress representative to show our support for the Crown Act of 2022. (The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022, known as the CROWN Act of 2022, is a bill in the United States Congress intended to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture by clarifying that such discrimination is illegal under existing federal law.)

BSU Disco Dance

Friday, Feb. 24, from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria 


Sneaker Ball

Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 – 10 p.m. in the gym

MOCHA and WOCHA: Open Mic Night

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:30-4 p.m. in the cafeteria 

This is an opportunity for students to express themselves through art. Students can share poems, songs, pieces of writing, art pieces, and dances.