African American Community Leaders Visit First Grade for Black History Month

First graders have been busy celebrating Black History Month. On Monday, February 11, 2013, many of our first grade students participated in G.L.H. Johnson’s annual Black History program. The show was a big success! Students from each first grade class researched and wrote a report on a famous African American who has done something great for our country. The reports are on display in the first grade hallway. This week first graders were visited by two influential African American leaders in our community. On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the first grade enjoyed a presentation by Shelby Irving, Danville’s first African American woman fire marshal. Ms. Irving discussed her rise through the ranks of the Danville Fire Department and talked of the many famous African Americans who have inspired her throughout her life. On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Mayor Sherman Saunders visited the first graders. He encouraged students to stay focused in school and always strive to be good. The students have greatly enjoyed celebrating Black History month are looking forward to learning about more inspiring leaders.