Gaston Middle School kicks off Black History Month in an educational way


Friday is February 1st, the first day of Black History Month.

Gaston Middle School is kicking off things with a celebration. 

It’s through music and performances that students embrace their culture. 

“There is so much more to learn about African American History and we want to make sure our students are aware of that so they can be proud of who they are,” said Lisa Nichols, Gaston Middle School Vice Principal. 

Students with the Black Student Union club carried out amazing performances for their peers and will do the same again Friday night for our Central Valley community. 

“The kids have put so much time in to something as simple as entertaining the community,” said Shamara Garcia, a parent.

“I feel good because its her learning something new and expressing herself,” parent Josette Brown added. 

The performances include reenactments from the civil rights movement, black sitcoms, hip pop performances, a tribute to Lion King and so much more. 

It will be an evening of celebration in an educational, fun way. 

“Come to the night show, $2 for a ticket. $1 for the kids at 6 o’clock it will be a real good show and I hope you guys enjoy it,” said student, Will. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The money fundraised will go back to the program for future trips for students. 

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