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Celebrate Black History

ECMS holds annual program Feb. 25

Dr. Felicia Bishop reminded Escambia County Middle School students Monday that we all are miracles.

Bishop was the keynote speaker at the school’s annual Black History Program.

Bishop said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged his current generation in the 1960s to create a better society with acts of love.

Bishop also encouraged those attending to finish what is unfinished, and to finish those dreams with in you.

“Keep doing it, and you must finish the dream,” she said.

Throughout the program, which was student lead, speakers embodied an African Princess, buffalo soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen, and black inventors, to name a few.

The school’s mass choir sang Every Praise Is to Our God, and the band played What A Wonderful World. The I Am Kingdom Praise Dancers danced a rendition for the audience.

Additionally, students at ECMS participated in a Black History essay contest sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Atmore.

Sandra Gray recognized the winners of the essay contest during the program.

The following winners were NaAsia Reynolds, Albernya Tucker and Shontia Martin. Each student was presented a certificate and a cash prize.