Members of sororities and fraternities from the Devine Nine were on the Holmes High School campus Thursday as part of the school’s Black History Month activities. The members, which included staff members and a graduate of Holmes, explained to students the history of the organizations and the importance – such as scholarship, community service and sister- and brother-hood. They then put on a magnificent step show that students enjoyed immensely.
The Greek show was just one of many activities at Holmes. The student-led organization, Unity in the Community, came up with a variety of events to celebrate Black history. The students sponsored Spirit Week that included activities such as Black history trivia, Name that Tune of Black music, Hip Hop and College Days.
The students heard from a speaker who attended Lincoln Grant School. The Unity Committee also displayed posters of Black historical figures throughout the school, in addition to an exhibit of books, paintings, albums and other important artifacts. Students even posted their goals and aspirations on an “I Have a Dream” board. They shared the hopes of becoming doctors, lawyers, teachers, college graduates, business owners and even making it big on You Tube. One just simply wanted to make his parents proud.
Thank you Unity in the Community for a nice celebration.