In a joyful celebration of black history, students from every school in the district sang, danced, laughed and entertained an auditorium packed with family and community members at Riverhead High School last night.
It was standing room only for much of the evening. Lively performances featured music by famous black artists and spirituals, while the audience often clapped and sang along. Students gave presentations on famous black musicians and significant moments in black American history.
Two teachers – Alethia Ford and Jenny Corbin – were honored with the RHS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for their contributions to their schools. Winners of the Pulaski Street School Garfield Langhorn essay contest were also honored.
The high school cooking club prepared and served samples of South African cuisine in the lobby outside the auditorium.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Katie Blasl