AOS celebrates Black History Month every February. Our theme this year was “History Has its Eyes on You.” Each year, this program grows and becomes more meaningful to our students, and this year was no exception. Jonathan Sprinkles, an AOS parent with great contacts and connections, led the charge. He brought energy and commitment to this work, and our students loved the chat show format of the virtual presentations. Students reported that they enjoyed the chats, and they seemed to connect with each speaker as they learned more about the life and achievements of each outstanding individual.
Due to the virtual format of each presentation, students and teachers were able to engage with four outstanding speakers: Costume Designer Ruth Carter, Chef Jeff Henderson, Disney Imagineer Dex Tanksley, and professional tennis player Zina Garrison. Making this even more enjoyable was the fact that several of our middle school students were able to interview each of the talented individuals.
These contemporary Black history-makers taught us about creativity, overcoming roadblocks, leaving a legacy, and following
This program exemplifies our work in reaffirming our commitment to sustaining a strong and diverse school community based on the spiritual core, traditions, and culture of the Greek Orthodox Christian faith and heritage.
This article was originally published in the Fall 2021 issue of The Delphian.