East Coweta High School celebrates Black History Month

by Staff Reports

alt

Social Studies teacher Levi Young looks on as guest speaker Rashard Stegall announces a new scholarship available to minority male graduates of East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate high schools.

A student committee chaired by East Coweta High School senior Montice Monroe and facilitated by social studies teacher Levi Young organized the school's fourth annual Black History Month Celebration recently.

“I am very proud of our student committee and Mr. Young for their hard work on our Black History Month Program," East Coweta Principal Evan Horton said. "As always, this year's event was second to none.”

Monroe also served as master of ceremonies for the event, held after school and attended by students, administrators, faculty and parents. It featured a variety of performances and speeches resulting in a cohesive celebration by diverse participants, according to school officials. Keynote speakers were Kelly F. Stephens, a U.S. history teacher, and 2012 graduate Rashard Stegall, now a student at Morehouse College.

Stegall ended his speech with the special announcement about a new scholarship available to minority male graduates of East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate high schools. The W.J. Johnson Memorial Book Scholarship and Persevering Scholar Award is funded through the efforts of recent graduates of all three Coweta high schools.

Other performers included Ronald Wayne Charactor, Devaneer Burden, Allison Dees, Sasha Smith, Kenneth Brooks, the ECHS Saxophone Quintet, Aric Sheppard, Summer Underwood, Diamond Pettaway, the YKPhi Step Team and Candice Bass.


More Education

Georgia first lady visits Poplar Road

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited Poplar Road Elementary last week as part of her “Read Across Georgia” literary campaign. ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Lauren Scheu

Lauren Scheu teaches third grade at Arbor Springs Elementary School. She has been teaching for 17 years. Why did you become a teacher?  ... Read More


Education Briefs

Roberts headed to Cornell University for graduate school Monet Roberts received a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in biomedical ... Read More


Canongate partners with Georgia first lady

Canongate Elementary School recently partnered with Georgia first lady, Sandra Deal, and over 100 other organizations to launch Get Georgia ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Pam Barbaree

Pam Barbaree teaches fourth and fifth grade special education at Northside Elementary School. This year is her 22nd of teaching. Why did you ... Read More

Newnan Carnegie holds Minecraft event

The Carnegie Foundation recently sponsored the Minecraft STEM event at the Newnan Carnegie library as a celebration for the kids who partici ... Read More