Black History Month celebrated at Churchill School

Garrett Gruberman shows his daughter, Lola, how
to keep rhythm.


  For her research project,
  Sani Zinnerman portrayed
  tennis star Venus Williams.
  Sani shared the biography
  of the outstanding athlete who
  has won four Grand Slam titles.

  (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/
  HF Chronicle)

The third and fourth graders at Homewood’s Churchill School hosted a celebration of Black History Month and welcomed their families and friends to share what they learned.

“We started this program a few years ago as a way to share the learning that takes place over the course of the month,” said Churchill Principal Cece Coffey.

The evening program on Thursday took participants to various parts of the school to see colorful art displays, vignettes of famous people, researched information and an introduction to drumming presented by music teacher Dana Kubas. She led multiple drumming sessions to give parents and children the chance to recognize and play different beats.

  Fourth grader Carmela
  Abramezyk portrayed 18th
  century poet Phillis Wheatley,
  the first African-American
  woman to be published.

In the computer room students, portraying influential African-Americans, used PowerPoint presentations to give additional information as they presented their biographies.

Kaleb Scholl, 9, tried his
hand at the tall drums in
the music room.
  Fourth graders Kaiden
  Stine, right, and Alex Fox
  look through booklets of
  research on famous


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