Heath’s First Ever Black History Month Door Decorating Competition
A beginning of a new tradition celebrating Black History Month
As you walk down the hallways of Rockwall-Heath this month, you’ll be greeted by colorful displays and tributes celebrating the achievements of important Black women from around the world.
February is Black History Month and as a way to celebrate this month and honor people of African descent who have changed the world, Voices, a club dedicated to uplifting the voices of people from all cultures and walks of life, as put on the first annual Black History Month Door Decorating Competition.
The theme this year is prominent women of African descent, giving teachers a chance to highlight the likes of Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Mae Jemison, and more. Along with the doors, Voices has also put up various posters with quotes and a picture of important black figures, like Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King Jr., and others.
Voices is sponsored by Mr. Brandon Vestal, an AP World History and AP Psychology teacher here at Heath. Beginning this school year, the club has worked to celebrate the various heritage months that occur, giving a spotlight to underrepresented and often ignored minority groups. Prior to this year, Heath did not celebrate the heritage months, so the students behind Voices took it upon themselves to observe and commemorate them. Voices members also working to create and fundraise a scholarship for students of color next year.
The Black History Month Door Decorating Competition will be voted on by Voices club members this upcoming Wednesday, February 19th, with the top three doors earning jeans passes for the teachers in varying time periods (Teachers, see the original email from Mr. Vestal for info). Voices meets every Wednesday in Mr. Vestal’s room, 4005.