A Local School Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time set aside to recognize the achievements of African Americans. Friday morning, local high school students attended a one of a kind ceremony.

From traditional African dance to modern day movements, Rickards High School students seem to have the perfect recipe for a black history celebration.

Featured speaker Kwabena Dinizulu took center stage captivating and educating the audience, encouraging students to never loose sight of where they've come from, but keep their eyes on the future.

Students sat silently while Kwabena talked of treating others as you want to be treated and mandating your life's mission. From the sound of things his words of wisdom didn't fall on deaf ears.

Christopher Whitehead, a Rickards student, says, "I learned to be a man, struggles people have gone through to get me where I am."

School officials hope the program pushes pupils to know their history and pave their path. This was Rickards High School's annual black history assembly.