Highland Home School celebrates Black History Month

Published 9:23 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

With the goal of educating and enlightening individuals about the remarkable history and culture of African Americans, each year numerous communities across the country organize a diverse range of programs and events that celebrate Black History Month. Additionally, these events seek to honor and acknowledge the accomplishments and valuable contributions of African Americans throughout history. Due to a full calendar in February, Highland Home School held its Black History program March 7.


DeAnza Sheridan, a Brantley High School graduate, spoke at Highland Home’s Black History event on March 7. Sheridan is a third grade teacher in the Russell County School District where she has worked for almost nine years and was named the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year for the district. She spoke about all humans having a purpose and included encouragement to put God first, set goals, and work hard so that everything will begin to align with one’s purpose.



Around 70 students participated in the Highland Home School (HHS) Black History Program on March 7. Jameria Green, sophomore at HHS, said she really enjoyed being in the program and that she learned a lot. The praise dance she performed in was very meaningful to Green. Highland Home staff that helped facilitate the program included Adrian Daniels, Janesha Lawson,Kasey Pouncey, Lonetta Sankey, and Kristen Threatt.

Bailey Kelley, junior at Highland Home School (HHS), presented Ronnie Sankey, a native of Highland Home, an award in recognition for his unwavering dedication to HHS, selfless service, and commitment to the community. Sankey retired in 2008 after working many years in the school cafeteria but has continued to volunteer every day in the lunchroom since his retirement.